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Sir Isaac Newton, 1642-1727
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- Title Sir Isaac Newton, 1642-1727
- Released 07/02/2002 11:46 am
- Copyright Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Studies
In 2000 the European Space Agency decided to honour one of the world's most illustrious scientists by giving the name of Isaac Newton to the Agency's XMM mission. The X-ray space telescope, launched on 10 December 1999, was renamed the XMM-Newton observatory.