Recently in the X-ray Category

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.

An extraordinary ribbon of hot gas trailing behind a galaxy like a tail has been discovered using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

The most massive black holes in the universe are often encircled by thick, doughnut-shaped disks of gas and dust.

An international team of scientists using a fleet of orbiting X-ray telescopes, including NASA's Swift and Chandra X-ray Observatory, has discovered a millisecond pulsar with a dual identity.

XMM-Newton X-ray Slew Tracks

Bright strips of X-ray data record the slew history of ESA's XMM-Newton as it moves its focus between different objects in the sky.

Scientists led by the University of Leicester have set a new record for cosmic X-ray sources ever sighted - creating an unprecedented cosmic X-ray catalogue that will provide a valuable resource allowing astronomers to explore the extreme Universe.