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Supernova Remnant W50 with SS433

X-ray brightness distribution of the supernova remnant W 50 with its central object SS 433. SS 433 is a double star system with an orbital period of almost 14 days, of which two relativistic jets are emitted in opposite directions with about a quarter of the light velocity. The X-ray emission of the jets is of non-thermal character and is generated by interaction of the jets with the ambient medium. The X-ray emission of SS 433 itself is thermal with temperatures of more than 108 K. The left jet of the image is directed to the observer.

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ROSAT (Röntgensatellit) 1996
Images from the X-ray sky with the ROSAT telescope · All rights reserved:
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The X-ray images are produced by the SASS/EXSAS software MPE, ESO-MIDAS.
The ROSAT project is managed by the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Germany on behalf of the Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie (BMBF).


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