X-ray emission from the Galactic Center

The MPE X-ray group works actively on the X-ray emission from the Galactic Center regions and compiled the deepest XMM-Newton mosaic map of the central 1.5 degrees of the Galaxy, including a total of about 1.5 Ms of EPIC-pn cleaned exposures in the central 15 arcsec and about 200 ks toward all other points in the Central Molecular Zone.
(Ponti et al. 2015, MNRAS)

Here are a few press releases shortly describing these results:

ESA imge release
ESA Space Science news
Royal Astromomical Society news
MPG news

French press releases: 


Access to the paper:

The XMM-Newton view of the central degrees of the Milky Way 
G. Ponti; M. R. Morris; R. Terrier; F. Haberl; R. Sturm; M. Clavel; S. Soldi; A. Goldwurm; P. Predehl; K. Nandra; G. Belanger; R. S. Warwick; V. Tatischeff
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2015 453 (1): 172-213
doi: 10.1093/mnras/stv1331

Below you can find a high resolution version of each of the figures published in this paper.

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