The orphan cloud is the blue umbrella-shaped part of this image, which is color-coded to show the X-ray part of the cloud in blue, the warm gas in red, and the visible region in white. Credit: Ge et al (2021) A scientifically mysterious, isolated cloud bigger than the Milky Way has been […]

NASA’s Juno Mission observed pulsating electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves in Jupiter’s dawn magnetosphere that periodically expel energetic heavy ions into the atmosphere, producing stunning X-ray pulsations as captured by ESA XMM-Newton. Credit: ESA/NASA/Yao/Dunn An international research team led by YAO Zhonghua from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the […]

An artistic rendering of the XMM-Newton (X-ray multi-mirror mission) space telescope. A study of archival data from the XMM-Newton and the Chandra X-ray space telescopes found evidence of high levels of X-ray emission from the nearby Magnificent Seven neutron stars, which may arise from the hypothetical particles known as axions. […]

The XMM-Newton X-ray telescope reveals a new type of star in X-ray light. Credit: ESA/XMM-Newton, L. Oskinova/University Potsdam, Germany This image shows a new type of star that has never been seen before in X-ray light. This strange star formed after two white dwarfs – remnants of stars like our […]