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A rapidly rotating supermassive black hole has been found in the heart of a spiral galaxy by ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's NuSTAR space observatories, opening a new window into how galaxies grow.
Published: 27 February 2013
ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory has completed the most detailed study ever of the fierce wind from a giant star, showing for the first time that it is not a uniform breeze but is fragmented into hundreds of thousands of pieces.
Published: 5 February 2013
Monitoring a pulsar with XMM-Newton, astronomers discovered X-ray variations that mimic in reverse similar changes seen in radio waves. This switching behaviour, which occurs within only a few seconds, challenges the current understanding of pulsars.
Published: 24 January 2013
Studying the Andromeda galaxy with XMM-Newton, astronomers have discovered a black hole accreting mass at very high rate. This allowed them to study the link between disc and jets around a black hole at the peak of its accretion activity.
Published: 12 December 2012
Data from INTEGRAL and XMM-Newton have helped astronomers study how neutron stars accrete mass in highly obscured X-ray binaries. The results suggest a new method to estimate the mass of neutron stars.
Published: 9 November 2012
Ground- and space-based observations, including studies by ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory, have provided unique insights into a star system dominated by two Galactic giants.
Published: 12 October 2012
Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the twelfth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-12, issued 21 August 2012. This AO covers the period May 2013 to April 2014 and is open to proposers from all over the world. The deadline for receipt of proposals for this AO has passed.
Published: 21 August 2012
Astronomers using XMM-Newton and Suzaku have detected the final signal sent by the debris of a disrupted star before it disappeared beyond the event horizon of a distant, supermassive black hole.
Published: 3 August 2012
An international team of scientists has used the world's most powerful X-ray observatories - including ESA's XMM-Newton orbiter - to probe the dusty surroundings of a newborn star and discover some of its innermost secrets.
Published: 3 July 2012
Astronomers studying the galaxy NGC 4151 have detected X-rays emitted and then reflected from the vicinity of the supermassive black hole at the galaxy's core, thus revealing the black hole's vicinity in unprecedented detail.
Published: 31 May 2012
Astronomers have discovered that black-hole driven ultra-fast outflows are common in active galaxies, and they are massive and powerful enough to provide the feedback required by galactic evolution models.
Published: 27 February 2012
Astronomers have used XMM-Newton and other telescopes to uncover an unusually slow X-ray pulsar still nestled in the remains of the supernova that created it.
Published: 20 December 2011
Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the eleventh Announcement of Opportunity, AO-11, issued 23 August 2011. This AO covers the period May 2012 to April 2013 and is open to proposers from all over the world. The deadline for receipt of proposals for this AO has passed.
Published: 23 August 2011
Astronomers using XMM-Newton have captured a neutron star undergoing a rare, intense flare, which may have been produced when the star ingested a massive clump of matter.
Published: 28 June 2011
Astronomers working with data from several observatories, including ESA's XMM-Newton, have discovered the most distant, mature galaxy cluster yet.
Published: 9 March 2011
Two ESA observatories have combined forces to show the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) in a new light. Herschel sees rings of star formation in the most detailed image of M31 ever taken at far-infrared wavelengths, and XMM-Newton shows X-rays from dying stars.
Published: 5 January 2011
Observing the X-ray-bright gas in the halo of the Milky Way, ESA's XMM-Newton has gathered new data which favour a process involving fountains of hot gas in our Galaxy.
Published: 19 November 2010
Astronomers using XMM-Newton and other world-class X-ray telescopes have probed a curious source, which emits flares and bursts just like a magnetar but lacks the extremely high external magnetic field typical of these objects.
Published: 14 October 2010
Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the Tenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-10, issued 24 August 2010. This AO covers the period May 2011 to April 2012 and is open to all proposers. The deadline for receipt of proposals for this AO has passed.
Published: 24 August 2010
A long-sought-after emission line of oxygen, carrying the imprint of strong gravitational fields, has been discovered in the XMM-Newton spectrum of an exotic binary system.
Published: 21 June 2010
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