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http://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/The_most_powerful_black_hole_eruption_in_the_Universe 27-Feb-2020
The most powerful black hole eruption in the Universe
Astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton and NASA’s Chandra X-ray space observatories, along with radio telescopes on ground, have spotted the aftermath of the most powerful explosion ever seen in the Universe.
Further details on ESAS's Science & Exploration portal.

http://www.esa.int/Science_Exploratin/Space_Science/XMM-Newton_reveals_giant_flare_from_a_tiny_star 20-Feb-2020
XMM-Newton reveals giant flare from a tiny star
A star of about eight percent the Sun’s mass has been caught emitting an enormous 'super flare' of X-rays – a dramatic high-energy eruption that poses a fundamental problem for astronomers, who did not think it possible on stars that small.
Further details on ESAS's Science & Exploration portal.

http://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/XMM-Newton_maps_black_hole_surroundings 20-Jan-2020
XMM-Newton maps black hole surroundings
Material falling into a black hole casts X-rays out into space - and now, for the first time, ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has used the reverberating echoes of this radiation to map the dynamic behaviour and surroundings of a black hole itself.
Further details on ESAS's Science & Exploration portal.

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.