Welcome

to the XMM-NEWTON

SURVEY SCIENCE CENTRE

 

XMM-Newton is an X-ray space observatory launched by the European Space Agency in December 1999 on an Ariane 5 rocket. It is used to study sources of soft X-rays such as the formation of stars in stellar nurseries, clusters of galaxies, supermassive black holes in the heart of galaxies as well as the other mysteries of space. You will find on this website the discoveries related to the XMM-Newton and its history.