Astronomy 101 There are various different types of data that come from the XMM-Newton satellite. The most basic of these are just simple efficiency reports. These reports state how often data is able to be taken per revolution of the satellite and if its collected the amount of scientific data to reach its monthly goal. While this data isn't that useful for the scientific community, it is a great asset for those who run the satellite so they know if anything wrong is happening. The data also helps decide whether or not the satellite is being affected by any unknown external forces due to the fact that the revolution rate is constant. The other, and more important kinds of data that that the XMM-Newton satellite are x-rays. The
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