Space mission
XMM-Newton

Startmission icon 10. 12. 1999
StatusOngoing
Mission XMM-Newton started on 10. 12. 1999 and is still running.
Current news from category XMM-Newton
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First detection of warm and cold matter escaping a neutron star

Astronomers detected matter escaping neutron star in low-mass X-ray binary Swift J1858.6-0814 (a system containing neutron star and emitting X-rays). The detection was made in the visible and ultraviolet spectrum for the first time. Until now there were only observed systems with escaping cold or hot matter.

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X-ray variability of star HD 189733 is different from variability in its optical spectrum

Star HD 189733 is flaring in half of its observations. Astronomers also found out that the variability is significantly different in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Follow-up observations of black hole that destroyed star show variability in its X-ray spectrum

Tidal disruption event known as Swift J1644+57 is a peculiar one - it is unussualy bright and variable in X-rays. New obesrvations with XMM-Newton and Swift telescopes now detail its behavior. Also Scientists were able to put limits in mass of the black hole to 0.6-7.9 millions of solar masses.

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Light bending and X-ray echoes from behind a supermassive black hole

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An H α/X-ray orphan cloud as a signpost of intracluster medium clumping

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Completing the X-ray view of the recently discovered supernova remnant

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The rare X-ray flaring activity of the Ultraluminous X-ray source NGC 4559 X7