XMM-Newton

XMM-Newton Learning Center

XMM-Newton is a joint NASA-European Space Agency (ESA) orbiting observatory, designed to observe high-energy X-rays emitted from exotic astronomical objects such as pulsars, black holes and active galaxies. It was launched on December 10, 1999 from the ESA base at Kourou, French Guiana and continues to make observations today.

In these pages you will be able to learn more about the mission itself, find classroom support materials, download images, and discover related resources.

This web site was created by the XMM-Newton Education and Public Outreach effort headed by the Education and Public Outreach group at Sonoma State University in Sonoma County, California.

If you are a researcher looking for technical information about XMM-Newton, please visit:
XMM-Newton spacecraft

Artist's impression of the XMM-Newton spacecraft.


A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC