- Press Release
- Apr 1, 2023
Chandra X-ray Image of NGC 281
The Chandra data of NGC 281 show more than 300 individual X-ray sources, most of which are associated with the central star cluster.
The edge-on aspect of NGC 281 allows scientists to study the effects of powerful X-rays on the gas in the region, the raw material for star formation.
Image credit: NASA/CXC/CfA/S.Wolk et al. Larger image