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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.

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.

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.

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2009-12-10 16:25:00

XMM-Newton, the most powerful X-ray observatory ever built and launched into space, marks its 10th anniversary on December 10th.


Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.