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The first decade of science with Chandra and XMM-Newton

The first decade of science with Chandra and XMM-Newton

Publication date: 24 December 2009

Authors: M. Santos-Lleo, N. Schartel, H. Tananbaum, W. Tucker & M.C. Weisskopf

Journal: Nature
Volume: 462
Issue: 7276
Page: 997-1004
Year: 2009

Copyright: Nature Publishing Group

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the ESA's X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) made their first observations ten years ago. The complementary capabilities of these observatories allow us to make high-resolution images and precisely measure the energy of cosmic X-rays. Less than 50 years after the first detection of an extrasolar X-ray source, these observatories have achieved an increase in sensitivity comparable to going from naked-eye observations to the most powerful optical telescopes over the past 400 years. We highlight some of the many discoveries made by Chandra and XMM-Newton that have transformed twenty-first century astronomy.

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