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astronomers-discovered-helium-burning-white-dwarf 28-Mar-2023
Astronomers discovered helium-burning white-dwarf
The team has found a binary star system in which matter flows onto the white dwarf from its companion. Bright, so-called supersoft X-rays that result from the nuclear fusion of the spilled gas close to the white dwarf’s surface led to the discovery of the system.
Further details on Tech Explorist web portal.

2023-03-diffuse-radio-emission-galaxy-cluster 16-Mar-2023
Study sheds more light on the diffuse radio emission from the galaxy cluster Abell 1213
European astronomers have observed a galaxy cluster known as Abell 1213 using various spacecraft and ground-based facilities. [...] "We used optical SDSS data to study the internal dynamics of the cluster. We also analyzed archival XMM-Newton X-ray data to unveil the properties of its hot intracluster medium..."
Further details on Phys.org web portal.

xvisionastro2023-github-io-programme-html 9-Mar-2023
X-ray Vision workshop presentations
The X-ray Vision of the Energetic Universe, a joint IAU I-HOW and COSPAR Capacity Building Workshop in X-ray Astronomy, was held on February 6-17, 2023, in North-West University Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Further details on XMM-Newton web portal.

2023-02-magnetic-field-extremely-ultraluminous-x-ray 16-Feb-2023
Study investigates magnetic field of an extremely ultraluminous X-ray pulsar
Using NASA's Swift spacecraft and ESA's XMM-Newton satellite, astronomers have observed NGC 5907 ULX1—the most luminous ultra-luminous X-ray pulsar known to date. Results of the observational campaign, published February 7 on the pre-print server arXiv, shed more light on the magnetic field of this pulsar.
Further details on Phys.org web portal.

untangling-a-knot-of-galaxy-clusters 2-Feb-2023
Untangling a Knot of Galaxy Clusters
Astronomers have captured a spectacular, ongoing collision between at least three galaxy clusters. Data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, ESA’s (European Space Agency’s) XMM-Newton, and a trio of radio telescopes is helping astronomers sort out what is happening in this jumbled scene.
Further details on NASA's web portal.

curious_comet_s_rare_close_approach 1-Feb-2023
Curious comet’s rare close approach
Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) today makes its closest approach to Earth before likely leaving our Solar System forever. Many ESA missions have been observing Comet ZTF, even those not focussed on Solar System science. XMM-Newton is one of them, one of the most powerful X-ray telescopes ever placed into orbit.
Further details on ESA's Space & Safety web portal.

meet-the-aas-keynote-speakers-dr-erin-kara 23-Jan-2023
Meet the AAS Keynote Speakers: Prof. Erin Kara
At this year’s AAS meeting, Erin Kara is being honored with the 2022 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize in Astronomy for her innovative and sustained contributions to high-energy astrophysics.
Further details on Astrobites web portal.

XMM-Newton_spies_black_holes_eating_the_same_stars_again_and_again 12-Jan-2023
XMM-Newton spies black holes eating the same stars again and again
Two teams of astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope have observed repeated outbursts of light from inactive black holes that partially destroy stars again and again. This discovery is unexpected, since outbursts of black holes usually appear only once when a black hole consumes a star.
Further details on ESA's Science & Exploration web portal.