Contact: Christine Pulliam
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Caption: This representative-color figure shows the very-high-energy gamma-ray emission observed by VERITAS coming from the Cigar Galaxy, also known as Messier 82. The black star is the location of the active starburst region. The emission from M82 is effectively point-like for VERITAS, and the white circle indicates the size of a simulated point source. The entire galaxy would be contained within the circle.
Credit: CfA/V.A. Acciari
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