HEASARC Picture of the Week: 2022

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Title Date
Getting A Kick Out of a Supernova Composite optical and X-ray image of supernova remnant G292; inset: close-up of the X-ray image of the neutron star August 15, 2022
Up and Away Launching XL-Calibur August 8, 2022
Shocking Runaway X-ray and IR image of the bow shock around Zeta Oph August 1, 2022
The Pulsar Tree A visualization of the connections between branches in the pulsar tree July 25, 2022
A Strangely Growing Universe? Map of possible variations in the expansion of the Universe derived from X-ray observations of galaxy clusters July 18, 2022
XQC XTC X-ray image of the Milky Way showing.  The dashed region shows the part of the Galaxy being studied by XQC July 11, 2022
Jupiter's Fireworks HST image of Jupiter's aurora July 4, 2022
Revealing a Shocking Merger Composite X-ray (purple) and optical image of the merging  cluseter Abell 2146 June 27, 2022
Ten Years of High-Energy Excitement 10th anniversary of the launch of NuSTAR June 20, 2022
Immerse Yourself in the Galactic Center Frame from a 360 degree simulation of the hot gas in the center of the Milky Way June 13, 2022
Gravity - Long May it Wave A frame from a simulation of the gravitational wave patter from two black holes of nearly equal mass spiraling around each other June 6, 2022
A Portrait of Puppis A Chandra and XMM X-ray color image of Puppis A May 30, 2022
Stormy Space Weather March 22 2022 solar flare and CME seen by Solar Orbiter May 23, 2022
Fixing a Hole First image of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, and  observations at X-ray and other wavelengths of the region around it May 16, 2022
Disk Dynamo Artist impression of a changing accretion disk around a supermassive black hole May 9, 2022
Black Hole Roundup Orrery of confirmed black hole systems in the Milky Way and Large Magellanic Cloud May 2, 2022
A Cluster of Clusters Gallery of XMM-Newton X-ray images of star clusters April 25, 2022
Growing the Cosmic Web X-ray and optical image of the Spiderweb proto-cluster April 18, 2022
A Leaky Anti-Matter Engine X-ray and optical image of pulsar showing high energy pulsar wind and  40 trillion mile long particle beam April 11, 2022
Still Basking in the Golden Afterglow Illustration of a kilonova explosion; inset - recent Chandra X-ray image of kilonova GW170817 April 4, 2022
Finding a Pulse in a Dead Star Artistic interpretaion of the gamma-ray binary LSI +61 303 pulsing above the FAST radio telescope March 28, 2022
R Aqr Redux XXMM-Newton X-ray and optical image of ejecta from the symbiotic system R Aqr March 21, 2022
One Sky First complete all sky X-ray map by eROSITA March 14, 2022
Jupiter's High Energy Light Show Hard X-rays from Jupiter March 7, 2022
Hanging Around A Dangerous Star Visualization of the environment around Eta Car February 28, 2022
IXPE First Light IXPE first light false-color X-ray image of the Cas A supernova remnant February 21, 2021
Heart of Lightness X-ray Nebula around NGC 346 February 14, 2022
Dying Together Composite optical/X-ray image of R Aqr February 7, 2022
Seeing Inside the Sun Neutrino image of the Sun January 31, 2022
Becoming a Spider Artist impression of 4FGL J1120.02204, a unique gamma-ray bright neutron star binary with an extremely low mass proto-white dwarf January 24, 2022
Aspherical COWs? Two scenarios for powering FBOT-like transients January 17, 2022
Short, Sharp, Shocked Illustration of a magnetar outburst January 10, 2022
Extragalactic Exoplanet? Saturn-sized object in an X-ray binary? January 3, 2022

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Each week the HEASARC scours the archive of X-ray and Gamma Ray observations to bring you new, exciting and beautiful images. Check back each week and be sure to check out the archive!

Page Author: Dr. Michael F. Corcoran
Last modified Monday, 15-Aug-2022 15:25:08 EDT