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astronomers-survey-massive-black-holes 3-May-2022
Astronomers survey the least massive black holes at the center of galaxies in the local universe
Our research work has revealed the nature of the least massive supermassive black holes at the centers of nearby galaxies. We used high-quality X-ray data from the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton observatory to closely study the temporal and spectral behaviors...
Further details on Science X web portal.

a-spiral-galaxy-that-doesnt-play-by-the-rules 6-Apr-2022
A Spiral Galaxy That Doesn’t Play by the Rules
The authors begin by introducing seven superluminous spiral galaxies, a recently discovered class of huge galaxies with spiral or lenticular shapes. Using the X-ray telescope XMM-Newton, the authors found no X-ray emission surrounding two of their galaxies.
Further details on AAS Nova web portal.

Powerful-warm-winds-seen-blowing-from-a-neutron-star 7-Mar-2022
Powerful warm winds seen blowing from a neutron star as it rips up its companion
Using the most powerful telescopes on Earth and in space, a team of astronomers has found for the first time blasts of hot, warm and cold winds from a neutron star whilst it consumes matter from a nearby star.
Further details on Eurek Alert web portal.

A-potential-new-source-of-quasi-periodic-eruptions 3-Mar-2022
A Potential New Source of Quasi-Periodic Eruptions
Chakraborty and collaborators searched for quasi-periodic eruptions in archival observations from the X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton), a space telescope that has been observing the X-ray sky since 2000.
Further details on AAS Nova web portal.

Study_investigates_X_ray_variability_of_the_binary_system 9-Feb-2022
Study investigates X-ray variability of the binary system HD 189733
Astronomers from Italy and Spain have observed a binary system known as HD 189733, using ESA's XMM-Newton satellite. Results deliver essential information regarding the peculiar X-ray variability of this binary.
Further details on Phys web portal.