Extended Data Fig. 2: X-ray emission from the central degrees of the Milky Way. | Nature

Extended Data Fig. 2: X-ray emission from the central degrees of the Milky Way.

From: An X-ray chimney extending hundreds of parsecs above and below the Galactic Centre

Extended Data Fig. 2

Bright X-ray emission traces the coherent edge brightened shell-like feature, dubbed the northern chimney, located north of Sgr A* and characterized by a diameter of about 160 pc. On the opposite side, the southern chimney appears as a bright linear feature. Bright X-ray emission is observed at high latitude (\(\left|b\right|\) 1°), corresponding to the X-ray counterparts of the Fermi bubble. The magenta dashed line intersects both chimneys, passing through Sgr A*. The map shows the X-ray emissivity within the 1.5–2.6-keV energy band. The contours indicate the location of the radio Galactic Centre lobe as it appears in the background-filtered surface brightness map at 10.55 GHz (see ref. 56). Point sources have been removed. Larger circles have been excised to remove the dust-scattering haloes around bright sources.