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- Title SGR 1627-41
- Released 12/01/2009 10:25 am
- Copyright ESA/XMM-Newton/EPIC (P. Esposito et al.)
False colour X-ray image of the sky region around SGR 1627-41 obtained with XMM-Newton. The emission indicated in red comes from the debris of an exploded massive star. It covers a region more extended than that previously deduced from radio observations, surrounding the SGR. This suggests that the exploded star was the magnetar’s progenitor.