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Two-Year Extansion for ESA-led Missions (7 Dec 2016)
ESA's Science Programme Committee (SPC) has confirmed two-year extensions for nine scientific missions including
INTEGRAL and XMM-Newton. This secures their operation until the end of 2018.
XMM-Newton AO-16 Results Released (02 Dec 2016)
The list of XMM-Newton observing proposals accepted by the AO-16 Observing Time Allocation Committee is now available.
INTEGRAL IBIS 11-Year Hard X-Ray Survey Above 100 keV Source Catalog (29 Nov 2016)
The all-sky catalog of 132 transient and persistent sources
detected above 100 keV by INTEGRAL IBIS during 11 years of operations (INTEGRAL
revolutions 26 to 1377) published in Krivonos
et al. (2015, MNRAS, 448, 3766) is now available in Browse
Long-sought Signal Deepens Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) (21 Nov 2016)
What causes split-second blasts of radio waves that appear in the
sky from billions of light years away is one of the most perplexing mysteries
in astronomy. Now, for the first time, astronomers using the Swift BAT have
seen a flash of high-energy gamma-rays that looks as if it was emitted by the
same event that produced an FRB on November 4, 2013. A paper by DeLaunay et al.
on this event has just appeared in ApJ and is available online
Swift CALDB Data updated (21 Nov 2016)
A new Swift clock correction file has been added to the Swift SC Caldb (CALDB update version 20161118)
NASA Space Telescopes Pinpoint Elusive Brown Dwarf (16 Nov 2016)
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, NASA's Spitzer and Swift
space telescopes joined forces to observe a microlensing event, when a distant
star brightens due to the gravitational field of at least one foreground cosmic
object. This technique is useful for finding low-mass bodies orbiting stars,
such as planets. In this case, the observations revealed a brown dwarf.
This study by Shvartzvald et al. has just appeared in ApJ
(2016, 831, 183).
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