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Hickson Galaxy Group (HCG16)

Hickson Galaxy Group (HCG16)

Date: 29 January 2000
Satellite: XMM-Newton
Depicts: EPIC-PN false colour X-ray image of a group of HCG 16
Copyright: ESA

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
25-Jul-2024 12:41 UT

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