The XMM-Newton spectrum of MCG-6-30-15
January 25, 2013
Two lines are present at 6.4 keV: the narrow blue line corresponds to X-rays coming from iron that is far away from the black hole, towards the outer parts of the accretion disc. The broad yellow line is the new mystery feature fully revealed by XMM-Newton.
Topics: Electromagnetic radiation, Physics, Medicine, Astrophysical X-ray source, X-ray telescopes, Space telescopes, XMM, XMM-Newton, Accretion disc, European Space Agency, Spaceflight, X-ray