In October 2019, we celebrated the
of XMM-Newton (XMM), which was
1999 December 10 from Kourou, French Guiana. The
agenda and presentations
have been posted online.
in the mission remains high, while
continued improvements in observation flexibility, software, and calibration
provide steady support for guest observers:
XMM data have been used in over 5,900 refereed papers.
Recent science highlights include: studies of the missing baryons in the Universe, the X-ray chimney connecting the galactic center to the Fermi bubbles, detecting relativistic reverberation and QPOs in tidal disruption events, and discovering a new ULX pulsar class.
XMM's source catalogs are growing in value as deeper, wide-field multiwavelength surveys become
Large serendipitous and slew catalogs are increasingly robust.
More than 5,000 scientists have used XMM.
XMM has detected over a half million X-ray sources.
Anniversary Video: Scientists who received their PhDs using XMM-Newton discuss X-ray astronomy, their inspiration, and ways that XMM-Newton has impacted their careers.