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IC 443

IC443

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

This image of SNR IC 443, roughly 1000 years old, shows a strong variation in X-ray intensity over the remnant. This is due to absorption by a molecular cloud which partly obscures this source.

The molecular cloud is between the Earth and the supernova remnant, and is absorbing some of the X-ray photons that would normally reach us.

IC443

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


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Curator: Michael Arida (SP Sys); arida@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov
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