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XMM-Newton's Dance Of The X-rays
2013-07-29 08:36:40

Like car tail lights streaking through a busy city at night, this unique image records over a thousand movements made by ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope as it shifts its gaze from one X-ray object to another.

New Record Set By Team From University of Leicester For Cosmic X-ray Sightings
2013-07-23 12:03:43

Scientists led by the University of Leicester have set a new record for cosmic X-ray sources ever sighted -- creating an unprecedented cosmic X-ray catalogue that will provide a valuable resource allowing astronomers to explore the extreme Universe.

Pinwheeling Through The Sky
2013-06-10 09:49:48

known as M101, the galaxy lies 21 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. It measures 170 000 light-years across – nearly twice the diameter of our own Milky Way Galaxy – and contains at least a trillion stars. About a billion of these stars could be similar to our own Sun.

Black Hole And Red Dwarf Intertwined In 2-Hour Tango Of Death
2013-03-19 18:35:43

Astronomers using ground and space telescopes around the world have revealed a black hole and a star, intertwined in a cosmic tango together.

Solar Winds Examined By XMM-Newton
2013-02-05 18:03:01

While solar wind is a common occurrence in our Solar System, a study of a new, more fierce wind has been completed using the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton space observatory.

ESA XMM-Newton Telescope Captures Space Bubble
2012-10-29 13:26:16

The European Space Agency has released an image of the cauldron bubble as seen by its XMM-Newton space telescope.

Split Personality Star Discovered
2012-07-16 14:42:45

One recently discovered star seems to have a split personality, with both a magnetar and pulsar consuming the object.

XMM-Newton Captures The Beating Heart Of A Newborn Star
2012-07-04 12:42:28

ESA's XMM-Newton has helped to reveal the violent behavior of a young Sun-like star spinning at high speed and spewing out super-hot plasma.


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  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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