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Artistic views Gallery

In this section, you will find artistic compositions combining the satellite with simulations and/or photos.

Back to Athena Gallery

  • An artistic composition of Athena looking at the centre of the Milky Way. Credit: MPE, ESA and ACO Team.
  • An artistic composition of Athena looking to an Active Galactic Nuclei. Credit: NASA and ACO Team.
  • An artistic composition of Athena looking the hot and energetic Universe. Credit: Virgo and ACO Team.
  • Background: Athena/WFI mosaic image of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) generated with the SIXTE end-to-end simulator. The image consists of 10 pointings each with 10ks exposure. Creation date: Spring 2018. Credits: N. Vulic. Composition: ACO Team.
  • Jupiter’s aurora (blue glow at the pole) imaged by Chandra and simulated Athena X-IFU spectrum (white line) superimposed on an optical image of the planet. Credit: J. Nichols (Univ. of Leicester), NASA and ESA. Spectrum: G. Branduardi- Raymont (UCL).