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XMM-Newton First Light Image of 30 Dor C

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EPIC-MOS X-ray image, zoomed in to the 600 thousand year old bright supernova remnant (SNR) 30 Dor C (=Cal 62) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). This object is the big bubble in the PN image (30 Doradus in LMC ). It has first been noticed in radio band, and in X-rays it appears as a complete ring of more than 100 light years in diameter. This size of the shell and its colour make this remnant the first of its kind outside our Galaxy. Also, a central point source was found from the XMM-Newton image.

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