Chandra observations of the Small Magellanic Cloud, one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way, resulted in the first detection of X-ray emission from young stars outside our galaxy with masses similar to our Sun. In this composite image Chandra data is shown in purple, optical data from the Hubble is shown in blue, and infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope is shown in red.
July 30, 2013 2:31 PM PDT
Photo by: NASA/CXC/Univ.Potsdam/L.Oskinova et al. and NASA/STScI abd NASA/JPL-Caltech