This image shows our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, observed in series of exposures with all seven eROSITA telescope modules on October 18 and 19, 2019. The diffuse emission originates from the hot gas between the stars. The nebulous structures in the image are mainly supernova remnants, i.e. stellar atmospheres expelled in huge explosions at the end of a massive star's lifetime. The most prominent one, SN1987A, is seen close to the centre as an almost circular, bluish cloud. A host of other sources in the LMC itself include accreting binary stars or stellar clusters with very massive young stars (up to 100 solar masses and more). There are also a number of point sources, either foreground stars from our home galaxy or distant Active Galactic Nuclei.
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