Particle Acceleration in the 30 Doradus C Superbubble

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nustar_nustar200625a June 24th, 2020

Credit: Brian Grefenstette, Caltech

High-energy (3--20 keV) X-rays observed by NuSTAR originating from the complete shell of the superbubble 30 Doradus C in the Large Magellanic Cloud (green), superposed on low-energy X-rays (0.5--2 keV; magenta) observed by Chandra and H-alpha emission (orange) from diffuse gas. Due to its proximity to the well-studied SN1987A, 30 Doradus C has been observed for 3 Ms (35 days) with NuSTAR. These data reveal that the superbubble is an efficient particle accelerator, with the hard X-ray emission arising from electrons with up to 100 TeV energies. More details can be found in the paper, available from ApJ (https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020ApJ...893..144L).

Provider: Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

Image Source: https://nustar.caltech.edu/image/nustar200625a

Curator: NuSTAR: Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, Pasadena, CA

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30 Doradus C
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nustar200625a
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30 Doradus C
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Brian Grefenstette, Caltech
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2020-06-24
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https://nustar.caltech.edu/image/nustar200625a
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2022-06-09T19:55:54Z
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