X-ray Emission from the Star-Forming Region NGC 602 in the SMC
L.M. Oskinova1 and R. Ignace2
2 East Tennessee State University, USA
We use archival data from the ASCA X-ray telescope to study the super-giant shell SMC 1 in the Wing of the SMC. Diffuse X-ray emission from the area spatially coinciding with the star forming complex NGC 602 is detected. The nature of this emission is presently unclear. We speculate that it could be produced either in the hot bubble around the young massive star cluster, or in a recent supernova remnant. New observations are required to reveal the nature of the X-ray emission and to understand better the processes that govern star formation in tidal tails of interacting galaxies.
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