back to article Check out the night sky in all its X-ray glory: Everything from hot gases to supernovas and massive black holes

Astronomers have mapped the hot gas floating in our Milky Way for the first time – and identified more than a million X-ray-emitting objects in the universe – by piecing together images snapped by the eROSITA telescope. “This all-sky image completely changes the way we look at the energetic universe,” said Peter Predehl, the …

  1. Xiox

    Labelled image

    Here's a nice labelled version of the image:

  2. Stumpy

    "My God! It's full of stars!"

    Absolutely beautiful image.

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
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      My new laptop background

      1. ThatOne Silver badge

        Just beware of the radiation.

        1. Tom 7 Silver badge

          Na thats just background radiation!

  3. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge
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    That is awesome

    The universe is not the peaceful place we might think it is when looking up at the night sky (if it isn't cloudy (again), that is)

    1. HildyJ Silver badge

      Re: That is awesome

      Forget the Iraq War, this is what Shock and Awe truly means.

      Go boffins.

    2. My other car is also a Trabant.

      Re: That is awesome

      Oh, it is. Talk about social distancing, you can go for light years without meeting anybody.

  4. Francis Boyle Silver badge

    It should be in 3D

    There's very few things I'd get the goggles out for but this would be one of them.

  5. Ben Trabetere

    I wonder what sharp turn religion would have taken if the ancients could have seen this for just one day each decade. Would that one-eyed skull thing with the over-sized grin be the face of God? Wars would be fought, that's for certain.

  6. Blackjack Silver badge

    If you do a giant print of that...

    Would it pass as modern art?

    1. ThatOne Silver badge

      Re: If you do a giant print of that...

      More like pre-antique art in this case...

  7. adam 40 Bronze badge


    Is it just me... my brain keeps auto-correcting

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