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About this Image
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
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