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5000 Papers 24-Apr-2017:
5000+ XMM-Newton Papers
The XMM-Newton observatory has crossed a major milestone, to date having accumulated 5,000 science papers in the refereed literature.

Further details here on our XMM-Newton SOC portal.

Black Hole with Ultrafast Winds 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.

Pulsar 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.

Pulsar 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.

Black Hole 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.

Rapid burster 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.