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Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Image credit: Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE)

The constellation Sagittarius provides a beautiful starfield showing nebulae, stellar associations, absorption by molecular clouds and many discrete X-ray sources. The brightest sources are most likely neutron stars or black holes, the diffuse emission originates in hot gas clouds heated by supernova explosions.

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Curator: Michael Arida (SP Sys); arida@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov
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This file was last modified on Thursday, 04-Oct-2007 12:10:11 EDT

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