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Old 04-28-2016, 09:13 AM   #1
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28 April 2016
ESA's XMM-Newton has discovered gas streaming away at a quarter of the speed of light from very bright X-ray binaries in two nearby galaxies.
http://sci.esa.int/xmm-newton/57775-...-ray-binaries/

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http://sci.esa.int/xmm-newton/58072-...-a-black-hole/

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ESA's orbiting X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton, has proved the existence of a 'gravitational vortex' around a black hole. The discovery, aided by NASA's NuSTAR mission, solves a mystery that has eluded astronomers for more than 30 years and will allow them to map the behaviour of matter very close to black holes. It could also open the door to future investigations of Albert Einstein's general relativity.
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XMM-Newton takes selfie:

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Ima...2/Space_selfie

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In the image on the left, one camera captured the Sun side of one of XMMís solar wings (at left in the image), and the dark multilayer insulation on the service module, the bright Sun-shielding behind and a dark box-like structure topped by a pair of thrusters (at right in the image).†
In the image on the right, the other camera captured the dark tripod of the S-band antenna (at left in the image) and then the 2A/2B thruster pair (at centre) and XMMís other solar wing (at right).
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http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Ima...slew_catalogue

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Title Sources in XMM-Newtonís second slew catalogue
Released 15/05/2017 9:00 am
Copyright ESA/XMM-Newton/ R. Saxton / A.M. Read
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This colourful, seemingly abstract artwork is actually a map of our Galaxy, depicting all the celestial objects that were detected in the XMM-Newton slew survey between August 2001 and December 2014.
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