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Matter under extreme conditions

The first supermassive black holes: A 106 solar-mass Black Hole accreting at the Eddington limit at a redshift of 10 can be detected by IXO. Based on plot from Archibald et al. (2002) MNRAS, vol. 336, p. 353

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Formation of structure

Calculating Omega: Using the gas mass fraction as a standard ruler measures fgas to 5% (or better) for each of 500 galaxy clusters to give ΩM=0.300±0.007, ΩΛ=0.700±0.047

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Baryon Census

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Life cycles of matter

Solar Prominence

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