Latest XMM-Newton Stories
The largest catalogue of X-ray sources ever has now been released. The catalogue, '2XMM', has been compiled from observations carried out with ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory over six years of operation.
Astronomers using XMM-Newton and Suzaku have seen Einsteinâ€™s predicted distortion of space-time and pioneered a ground-breaking technique for determining the properties of neutron stars.
The orbiting X-ray telescopes XXM-Newton and Chandra have caught a pair of galaxy clusters merging into a giant cluster. The discovery adds to existing evidence that galaxy clusters can collide faster than previously thought.
XMM-Newton has surveyed nearly two hundred stars under formation to reveal, contrary to expectations, how streams of matter fall onto the young starsâ€™ magnetic atmospheres and radiate X-rays.
ESAâ€™s X-ray observatory XMM-Newton has revealed a new class of exploding stars â€“ where the X-ray emission â€˜lives fast and dies youngâ€™.
Using a trio of space observatories, astronomers may have cracked a 45-year old mystery surrounding two ghostly spiral arms in the galaxy M106 (NGC 4258).
A decade-long mystery has been solved using data from ESA's X-ray observatory XMM-Newton. The brightest member of the so-called 'magnificent seven' has been found to pulsate with a period of seven seconds.
Imagine two stars with winds so intense that they eject an Earthâ€™s worth of material roughly once every month. Next, imagine those two winds colliding head-on. Such titanic collisions produce multimillion-degree gas, which radiates brilliantly in X-rays.
Evidence for a significant new class of supernova has been found with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. These results strengthen the case for a population of stars that evolve rapidly and are destroyed by thermonuclear explosions.
Recent observations have uncovered evidence that helps to confirm the identification of the remains of one of the earliest stellar explosions recorded by humans.
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