Hickson Galaxy Group (HCG16)
Date: 29 January 2000
Depicts: EPIC-PN false colour X-ray image of a group of HCG 16
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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.
Last Update: 1 September 2019