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Caption: Circinus X-1, located in the plane of the Milky Way about 24,000 light years from Earth, is a fledgling supernova remnant and an oddity of the Milky Way. Known as an X-ray binary system, Circinus X-1 contains a neutron star, the dense cinder of the exploded star, a companion star and the glowing nebula of ionized gas that is the hallmark of a massive supernova explosion.
Image:  X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison/S. Heinz et al; Optical: DSS; Radio: CSIRO/ATNF/ATCA
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Photographs are available to media organizations and University of Wisconsin-Madison departments for news, editorial and public relations uses, both print and electronic, that are directly related to UW-Madison. They are NOT available for generic use. For university-related use -- including textbooks, commercial products or advertising -- please contact Bryce Richter, photographer, University Communications, (608) 262-7411 or brichter2@wisc.edu.

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