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Ten Years XMM-Newton: Scientific Achievements and Future Prospects

Norbert Schartel, XMM-Newton SOC, ESA

XMM-Newton will celebrate its 10th anniversary in December 2009. With about 300 refereed papers published each year, XMM-Newton is one of the most successful scientific missions of ESA ever. The talk gives an overview of the scientific highlights and achievements covering all astrophysical areas from charge exchange found in nearby comets up to the most distant clusters of galaxies. Many XMM-Newton observations address directly cosmological questionslike WHIM and dark matter. Several exciting scientific perspectives for the mission's futurewill be discussed as well.