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X-ray astronomy

When appearances are deceptive

The sharpest X-ray image ever obtained of a portion of the Milky Way resolves a seemingly diffuse X-ray emission into discrete sources. These sources are likely to be stars of the 'garden variety' in the Sun's vicinity.

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Figure 1: Galactic wind.

NOAO/AURA/NSF/WIYN CONSORTIUM

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Shull, M. When appearances are deceptive. Nature 458, 1119–1121 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/4581119a

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