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XMM-NEWTON DISCOVERS SCORCHING GAS IN MILKY WAY'S HALO 16-Jan-2020
Xmm-newton discovers scorching gas in in milky way's halo
ESA's XMM-Newton has discovered that gas lurking within the Milky Way's halo reaches far hotter temperatures than previously thought and has a different chemical make-up than predicted, challenging our understanding of our galactic home.
Further details on ESAS's Science &Technology portal.

First sighting of hot gas sloshing in galaxy cluster 10-Jan-2020
First sighting of hot gas sloshing in galaxy cluster
ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has spied hot gas sloshing around within a galaxy cluster - a never-before-seen behaviour that may be driven by turbulent merger events.
Further details on ESAS's Science &Exploration portal.

XMM-Newton_s_20th_anniversary_in_space_pillars 10-Dec-2019
XMM-Newton’s 20th anniversary in space
On 10 December, ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray space observatory is celebrating its 20th launch anniversary. In those two decades, the observatory has supplied a constant stream of outstanding science. One area that the mission has excelled in is the science of black holes, having had a profound effect on our understanding of these cosmic enigmas.
Further details on ESAS's Science &Exploration portal.

mysteriously in sync pulsar challenges existing theories 13-Sep-2019
mysteriously in sync pulsar challenges existing theories
For the first time, astronomers have detected synchronised pulses of optical and X-ray radiation from a mysterious pulsar some 4500 light years away. The observations indicate that a new physical mechanism might be needed to explain the behaviour of fast-spinning sources like this one, known as transitional millisecond pulsars.
Further details on ESAS's Science & Technology portal.

Unexpected periodic flares may shed light on black hole accretion 12-Sep-2019
unexpected periodic flares may shed light on black hole accretion
ESA’s X-ray space telescope XMM-Newton has detected never-before-seen periodic flares of X-ray radiation coming from a distant galaxy that could help explain some enigmatic behaviours of active black holes.
Further details on ESA's Space Science portal.