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Name 002554
Title Searching for AGN buried in starbursts


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pkd6h03
Author Dr Kazushi Iwasawa
Description We propose a program searching for obscured AGN in nearby bright infrared galaxies reminiscent of NGC4945, a classical example of FIR galaxies which only hard X-ray technique can probe the obscured nuclei. We selected 11 molecular-rich, intermediate luminosity galaxies from the IRAS Bright Galaxy Sample. They are strong starburst galaxies and potentially harbour active nuclei which optical technique could not be sensitive to. X-ray detection of AGN in this sample would have significant implications for the X-ray background, far-IR background and formation of black holes in the universe.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-04-27T07:32:24Z/2002-03-19T17:51:28Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2003-05-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-05-15T00:00:00Z, 002554, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pkd6h03