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01-Mar-2017: Rapid changes point to origin of ultra-fast black hole winds ESA and NASA space telescopes have made the most detailed observation of an ultra-fast wind flowing from the vicinity of a black hole at nearly a quarter of the speed of light. Further details on ESA's Space Science portal.
21-Feb-2017: ESA Satellite Spots Brightest Known Pulsar The European Space Agency’s (ESA) XMM-Newton satellite has detected the brightest and farthest known pulsar --- a whirling, x ray-emitting, magnetized neutron star some 40 million light years away. Further details on Forbes pages.
21-Feb-2017: The brightest, furthest pulsar in the Universe ESA's XMM-Newton has found a pulsar - the spinning remains of a once-massive star – that is a thousand times brighter than previously thought possible. Further details on ESA's Space Science portal.
06-Feb-2017: Black Hole Meal Sets Record for Length and Size A giant black hole ripped apart a star and then gorged on its remains for about a decade, according to astronomers. This is more than ten times longer than any observed episode of a star's death by black hole. Researchers made this discovery using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Swift satellite as well as ESA's XMM-Newton. Further details on NASA's Chandra pages.
31-Jan-2017: Mind the Gap: Rapid Burster behaviour explained Scientists observing a curious neutron star in a binary system known as the 'Rapid Burster' may have solved a forty-year-old mystery surrounding its puzzling X-ray bursts. Further details on ESA's Science & Technology portal.