M101 composite image: Chandra data (blue component)

The blue colour shows Chandra's view in X-ray light. Sources of X-rays include million-degree gas, exploded stars, and material colliding around black holes.

Credit:

NASA, CXC, and K. Kuntz (JHU)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0907e
Type:Observation
Release date:10 February 2009, 15:00
Size:1800 x 1800 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 101, NGC 4547, The Pinwheel Galaxy
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:22 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
X-ray 0.8275 nm Chandra
ACIS

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