Latest XMM-Newton Stories
A new study describes the detection of a curious signal in the X-ray sky which may prove the axion particle really exists. The findings also provide tantalizing insight into the nature of dark matter.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is in the process of launching a second “Large-class” mission to explore the universe for high-energy astrophysics and selected the Athena advanced telescope for the task.
The classic image of black hole systems is the in-flowing gas being consumed by the singularity. However, black holes are far from simply being cosmic vacuum cleaners, and occasionally even exhibit some strange behavior.
XMM-Newton has revealed a unique star. It is a celestial chimera with the body of a normal massive star yet the magnetic field of a dead, stellar dwarf. This makes it a singular object among the billions of known stars.
A new idea to use super-polished silicon wafers as the heart of a telescope is set to reveal more of the hot, high-energy Universe, peering back into its turbulent history.
A pair of supermassive black holes in orbit around one another have been spotted by XMM-Newton.
Black holes are known to either come in masses of only about 10 times that of our sun, or the equivalent in mass of up to 10 billion suns. However, NuSTAR could be finally finding a middle ground.
In the Coma cluster of galaxies, enormous arms of hot gas that span at least a half a million light years have been discovered. Scientists say these findings could provide insight into how the Coma cluster has grown to become one of the largest structures in the Universe held together by gravity.
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array spacecraft, NASA’s black-hole-hunter, had identified its first 10 supermassive black holes.
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.