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Name 008134
Title An XMM Mini-survey of Ultraluminous IR Galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-hlsff99
Author Dr Alberto Franceschini
Description We propose XMM observations of 11 ultra-luminous IRAS galaxies (ULIRG) recently observed with ISO. The specific aim of our project is to test in hard X-ray this well defined, well studied sample of bright ULIRGs. The observation of the hard X-ray flux and of the FeK line properties will open a new prospective on important questions, like the understanding of the mechanism of primary energy production, the estimate of the X-ray emissivity of absorbed AGNs present in the nucleus and the evaluation of their contribution to the cosmic X-ray background. A physical knowledge of such local sources will be also crucially informative about the nature of their distant, high-z counterparts, likely to originate the recently discovered far-IR-sub-mm background.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-03-30T09:06:52Z/2002-11-19T11:43:30Z
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 2004-01-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-01-25T00:00:00Z, 008134, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-hlsff99