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XMM-Newton spectral colour composite image of the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Field

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Minimum credit line: Image courtesy of Ian Stewart and Mike Watson (Leicester University/XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre) and ESA. (for details, see Conditions of Use).

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The image shows the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Field (SXDF) in the X-ray, taken by XMM-Newton's EPIC-pn camera. Seven overlapping observations in the field were used to form this image.

The SXDF is a region of space 1.3 degrees across which is being studied in several wavelength bands in order to investigate the content of the universe. Galaxies in the universe are not uniformly distributed, they form a sponge-like structure of filaments where many galaxies exist and voids where few galaxies exist. In surveying a large area, it is hoped that this filamentary stucture of the universe may be examined.

Over 1000 X-ray sources were found in the X-ray images. The image is false-coloured by photon energy such that low energy events are shown in red, intermediate in green and high in blue, within the 0.5-10 keV energy band.

Investigator(s):  The Subaru XMM-Newton Deep Survey (SXDS) Team

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