XMM-Newton News Archive - Year 2022


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2022-12-tidal-disruption-event-j150052-rapidly 9-Dec-2022
Tidal disruption event J150052 was caused by a rapidly spinning intermediate-mass black hole, study finds
Using NASA's Chandra and ESA's XMM-Newton space telescopes, astronomers from the Radboud University in the Netherlands and elsewhere have conducted X-ray observations of a tidal disruption event designated 3XMM J150052.0+015452. The results show that J150052 was triggered by a rapidly spinning intermediate-mass black hole.
Further details on Phys.org web portal.

2022-12-pulsations-millisecond-pulsar-psr-j10230038 5-Dec-2022
Study investigates pulsations of the millisecond pulsar PSR J1023+0038
European astronomers have conducted X-ray and optical observations of a transitional millisecond pulsar known as PSR J1023+0038. Results of the observational campaign, published November 23 on arXiv.org, yield important insights on the origins of pulsations of this source.
Further details on Phys.org web portal.

evaporating-exoplanet 29-Nov-2022
The Case of the Evaporating Exoplanet
X-ray flares of the young planet host DS Tuc A. The authors used the XMM-Newton observatory, a space-based X-ray telescope, to observe the system.
Further details on Astrobites web portal.

2022-11-cluster-ngc-explored 28-Nov-2022
Structure of the cluster NGC 2264 explored by researchers
By analyzing the data from ESA's XMM-Newton and Gaia satellites, astronomers have investigated a young star cluster known as NGC 2264. Results of the study shed more light on the structure of this object and could be helpful in advancing our knowledge about stellar evolution.
Further details on Phys.org web portal.

lightest-known-neutron-star-might-be-a-strange-new-stellar-object-65907 27-Oct-2022
Lightest Known Neutron Star Ever Found Might Be A "Strange" New Stellar Object
They made the estimations using X-ray observations from the XMM-Newton observatory and precise distance measurements from Gaia. HESS J1731-347 is described as the central compact object (CCO) at the core of a supernova remnant, the cloud of debris produced when a star explodes.
Further details on IFL Science web portal.

ESA_spacecraft_catch_the_brightest_ever_gamma-ray_burst 21-Oct-2022
ESA spacecraft catch the brightest ever gamma-ray burst
An explosive gamma-ray burst, one of the brightest ever detected, lit up in the sky on 9 October 2022. The signal of the burst – called GRB 221009A – was picked up by many ESA observatories.
Further details on ESA's Science & Exploration web portal.

Deep learning-based super-resolution and de-noising for XMM-newton images 9-Sep-2022:
Deep learning-based super-resolution and de-noising for XMM-newton images
This work presents the first application of Machine Learning based super-resolution (SR) and de-noising (DN) to enhance X-ray images from the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton telescope.
Further details on Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society and Space Mog channel on YouTube.

XIPS 17-Aug-2022
XMM-Newton 22nd Announcement of Opportunity (AO-22)
The XMM-Newton Twenty-second Announcement of Opportunity is now open and observing proposals may be submitted.
The deadline is 7 October 2022, 12:00 UT
Further details here on our XMM-Newton SOC website.

astronomers-behavior-quasi-periodic-eruptions-galaxy 26-Jul-2022
Astronomers examine the behavior of quasi-periodic eruptions in the galaxy GSN 069
Using ESA's XMM-Newton satellite and NASA's Chandra spacecraft, an international team of astronomers has investigated a peculiar behavior of quasi-periodic eruptions (QPEs) in an active galaxy known as GSN 069.
Further details on Phys.org web portal.

EPIC MOS light curve 11-Jul-2022
Astronomers investigate a peculiar cataclysmic variable
Using ESA's XMM-Newton satellite, astronomers from the Columbia University in New York have inspected a peculiar cataclysmic variable system known as Swift J0503.7−2819.
Further details on Phys.org web portal.

Manatee Nebula 04-Jul-2022
Cosmic manatee accelerates particles from head
ESA's XMM-Newton has X-rayed this beautiful cosmic creature, known as the Manatee Nebula, pinning down the location of unusual particle acceleration in its 'head'.
Further details on ESA's Science & Exploration web portal.

Long term light curve NGC 925 ULX-3 28-Jun-2022
Research investigates variability of the ultraluminous X-ray source NGC 925 ULX-3
Astronomers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and elsewhere have observed an ultraluminous X-ray source known as NGC 925 ULX-3 using NASA's Swift and NuSTAR spacecraft, as well as ESA's XMM-Newton satellite.
Further details on Phys web portal.

Image of Mrk 421 13-Jun-2022
Research examines X-ray intraday variability of blazar Markarian 421
By analyzing the data from ESA's XMM-Newton satellite, astronomers from the Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and elsewhere, have investigated X-ray intraday variability of a nearby blazar known as Markarian 421.
Further details on Phys web portal.

Observation of X-ray emission 09-Jun-2022
X-ray Astronomy comes of Age
The Chandra X-ray Observatory (Chandra) and the X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) continue to expand the frontiers of knowledge about high-energy processes in the Universe.
Further details on Nature web portal.

astronomers-highly-variable-polar-v496 31-May-2022
Astronomers investigate highly variable polar V496 UMa
By analyzing data from ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft and NASA's TESS telescope, German astronomers have inspected a highly variable polar known as V496 UMa.
Further details on Phys web portal.

astronomers-survey-massive-black-holes 3-May-2022
Astronomers survey the least massive black holes at the center of galaxies in the local universe
Our research work has revealed the nature of the least massive supermassive black holes at the centers of nearby galaxies. We used high-quality X-ray data from the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton observatory to closely study the temporal and spectral behaviors...
Further details on Science X web portal.

a-spiral-galaxy-that-doesnt-play-by-the-rules 6-Apr-2022
A Spiral Galaxy That Doesn’t Play by the Rules
The authors begin by introducing seven superluminous spiral galaxies, a recently discovered class of huge galaxies with spiral or lenticular shapes. Using the X-ray telescope XMM-Newton, the authors found no X-ray emission surrounding two of their galaxies.
Further details on AAS Nova web portal.

Powerful-warm-winds-seen-blowing-from-a-neutron-star 7-Mar-2022
Powerful warm winds seen blowing from a neutron star as it rips up its companion
Using the most powerful telescopes on Earth and in space, a team of astronomers has found for the first time blasts of hot, warm and cold winds from a neutron star whilst it consumes matter from a nearby star.
Further details on Eurek Alert web portal.

A-potential-new-source-of-quasi-periodic-eruptions 3-Mar-2022
A Potential New Source of Quasi-Periodic Eruptions
Chakraborty and collaborators searched for quasi-periodic eruptions in archival observations from the X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton), a space telescope that has been observing the X-ray sky since 2000.
Further details on AAS Nova web portal.

Study_investigates_X_ray_variability_of_the_binary_system 9-Feb-2022
Study investigates X-ray variability of the binary system HD 189733
Astronomers from Italy and Spain have observed a binary system known as HD 189733, using ESA's XMM-Newton satellite. Results deliver essential information regarding the peculiar X-ray variability of this binary.
Further details on Phys web portal.