Large Magellanic Cloud
March 17, 2003
ROSAT sources in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The new class of super soft X-ray sources and the galactic foreground stars emerge yellow or red. The nearly five million degree interstellar gas in the LMC is manifested by a diffuse green emission. The super soft X-ray sources are thought to be white dwarfs accreting matter from a binary companion star with a rate sufficient to produce steady nuclear burning on the white dwarf surface.
Topics: X-rays, Star types, Astronomy, X-ray, Super soft X-ray source, ROSAT, White dwarf, Stellar evolution, Large Magellanic Cloud, Magellanic Clouds, Dark matter, Local Group, X-ray astronomy