XMM-Newton News Archive - Year 2009

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AO9 Results 15-Dec-2009:
XMM-Newton AO-9 OTAC Results
Check the latest news here on our XMM-Newton SOC Website

xmm-10-year 09-Dec-2009:
XMM-Newton 10th Anniversary - 10th December 2009
XMM-Newton is celebrating its 10th anniversary. On the 10th of December 1999 at 14:32 GMT the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton observatory was launched and started exploring the wonders of the X-ray universe.
Further details here on our XMM-Newton SOC Website

RPS 03-Sep-2009:
XMM-Newton uncovers a celestial Rosetta stone
Astronomers have uncovered the first close-up of a white dwarf star, circling a companion star, that could explode into a particular kind of supernova in a few million years.
Further details on the ESA News Pages

RPS 25-Aug-2009:
XMM-Newton 9th Announcement of Opportunity (AO-9)
The XMM-Newton Ninth Announcement of Opportunity is now open and observing proposals may be submitted.
Further details here on our XMM-Newton SOC Website

Magnetar 03-Jul-2009:
XMM-Newton discovers a new class of black holes
Astronomers using ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory have discovered a black hole weighing more than 500 solar masses, a missing link between lighter stellar-mass and heavier supermassive black holes, in a distant galaxy.
Further details on the ESA News Pages

Magnetar 22-Jun-2009:
Giant eruption reveals 'dead' star
An enormous eruption has found its way to Earth after travelling for many thousands of years across space.
Further details on the ESA News Pages

Supermassive black hole 27-May-2009:
XMM-Newton takes astronomers to a black hole's edge
Using new data from ESA's XMM-Newton spaceborne observatory, astronomers have probed closer than ever to a supermassive black hole lying deep at the core of a distant active galaxy.
Further details on the ESA News Pages

M82 08-Apr-2009:
XMM-Newton exclusive photo: Messier 82
XMM-Newton has carried out an exclusive observation of the galaxy Messier 82, for the ‘100 Hours of Astronomy' cornerstone project for the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
Further details on the ESA Space Science News Pages

IYA 2009 01-Apr-2009:
Join ESA's XMM-Newton and INTEGRAL observatories in the 'Around the World in 80 Telescopes' webcast
On 3 April 2009 ESA astronomers will take part in a unique live webcast, 'Around the world in 80 telescopes'. During the webcast viewers will visit astronomers at observatories and research institutes around the world
Further details on ESA IYA 2009 Web Portal

XMM-Newton 17-Feb-2009:
2000 publications: another milestone for XMM-Newton
The XMM-Newton mission passes another milestone this month with the publication of its 2000th scientific paper in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Further details on the ESA Science & Technology website

XMM-Newton 13-Jan-2009:
XMM-Newton measures speedy spin of rare celestial object
XMM-Newton has caught the fading glow of a tiny celestial object, revealing its rotation rate for the first time.
Further details on the ESA News Pages