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  1. XMM-Newton finds 1st intermediate-mass black hole

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    July 10, 2009

    A team of researchers supported by CNES has used the European space telescope to clearly identify a black hole weighing more than 500 solar masses.

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  2. Science teams to the fore

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    August 1, 2008

    Every 2 years, CNES’s COSPAR report reviews advances in space science research. The latest report was given to attendees at the 37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly held in Montreal, Canada, 13-20 July. It is also available for download (see links).

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  3. Black hole with intermediate mass

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    June 3, 2009

    A black hole of more than 500 times the Sun's mass was discovered. It is an intermediate one between the stellar and super-massive black holes. This "missing link" just got discovered by an international team led by investigators of the Centre for the Study of Radiation in Space of Toulouse. This world-first discovery was achieved thanks to observations of ESA's XMM-NEWTON satellite. This result was announced in the July 2nd, 2009 issue of Nature.

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  4. The oldest mature cluster of galaxies

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    • Sciences et techniques

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    November 3, 2011

    Astronomer working on data from various observatories including XMM-NEWTON discovered the oldest mature cluster of galaxies.

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  5. New XMM-Newton catalogue released

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    August 1, 2013

    The third catalogue of data from the European XMM-Newton satellite, launched in 1999, is now available to scientists along with a more precise map than ever of stars and other very-high-energy events emitting X-rays.

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