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XMM-NEWTON FIRST LIGHT IMAGES


(Images and text courtesy of ESA)

XMM-Newton Project Scientist Fred Jansen says: "As these are the very first astronomical data and we are already observing lots of new science, XMM-Newton holds a very clear promise for an exciting and scientific future." ESA's Director of Science Prof. Roger Bonnet is equally impressed. "I am amazed by the quality of the pictures as compared to previous X-ray missions. We see on them a lot of new sources, especially in the parts of the spectrum which correspond to the hottest temperatures and we see that the Universe is hotter than we thought and that many new sources are appearing. We are very hopeful that many more objects will be discovered and that by extending the temperature measurements of the Universe to many objects, we will have a much better picture of the history and the hectic behaviour of stars at the end of their life".

PN 30 Dor sm
MOS 30 Dor sm
MOS LMC SNR  sm
OM LMC sm
PN 30 Dor
MOS 30 Dor
MOS LMC SNR
OM LMC

PN HCG16 sm
PN/OM HCG16 sm
MOS HCG16 1 sm
MOS HCG16 2 sm
PN HCG 16
PN and OM HCG 16
MOS HCG 16 1
MOS HCG 16 2
OM HCG16 sm
OM HCG16 Zoom sm
OM HCG16
OM HCG16 Zoom
MOS HR1099 sm
RGS HR1099 1 sm
RGS HR1099 2 sm
MOS HR1099
RGS HR1099 #1
RGS HR1099 #2


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This file was last modified on Thursday, 18-Jul-2002 13:43:46 EDT
Curator:Michael Arida (ADNET); michael.arida@nasa.gov

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