MOSCOW – The EROSITA Observatory at Russia's RG Space Lab took the first photographs of the powerful Magellanic cloud as a Milky Way satellite and two colliding galaxies in the constellation Kiel.
This was reported by the press office of the German Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics.
An office spokesman said the first photographs taken by the space observatory reflect the true beauty of the universe and hope that subsequent images will allow us to see distant clusters of galaxies in an area 800 million light years from the sun and other astronomical observations. .
The Russian "Specter-RG" lab, launched this year in Earth orbit, is a joint Russian-German project that will sweep the sky with a wide range of waves and high sensitivity.
The laboratory includes two X-ray observatories, one of which is a Russian-made ART-XC observatory and the other is a German-made eROSITA observatory.
The scientific director of the Russian academic project Rashid Soniaev said taking pictures is a test of the readiness of the German Observatory, which suffered some minor failures after reaching Earth's orbit. The quality of the images indicated that these failures did not affect their readiness.