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Serendipity

8 Jul 2019, 11:40 UTC
Serendipity ESA/XMM-Newton/N. Webb

The purple lines and blotches scattered across this image show something incredible: all of the X-ray sources that were serendipitously detected – that is, not intentionally targeted – by ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray space observatoryfrom 2000 to 2017.

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