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XMM-Newton PN First Light - HCG 16r

XMM-Newton PN First Light - HCG 16
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EPIC-PN false colour X-ray image of a group of galaxies known as HCG 16

XMM brings to bear the largest X-ray telescopes in space, and this is shown here. These colliding galaxies are 170 million light years away, and are clearly visible to EPIC. In the background more than a hundred faint X-ray sources are seen, most of these are new detections by XMM.


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This file was last modified on Wednesday, 09-Feb-2000 11:41:50 EST
Curator:Michael Arida (ADNET); michael.arida@nasa.gov

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