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Chandra Images The Seething Cauldron Of Starburst Galaxy

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January 18, 2000
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NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
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NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has imaged the core of the nearest starburst galaxy, Messier 82 (M82). The observatory has revealed a seething cauldron of exploding stars, neutron stars, black holes, 100 million-degree gas, and a powerful galactic wind.

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has imaged the core of the nearest starburst galaxy, Messier 82 (M82). The observatory has revealed a seething cauldron of exploding stars, neutron stars, black holes, 100 million-degree gas, and a powerful galactic wind.


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NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. (2000, January 18). Chandra Images The Seething Cauldron Of Starburst Galaxy. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000113203310.htm
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. "Chandra Images The Seething Cauldron Of Starburst Galaxy." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000113203310.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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