|Title||The Hot Component of the ISM in the Nearby Starburst Galaxy NGC 625|
|Author||Dr Dominik J. Bomans|
|Description||We propose to use XMM to measure the spatial distribution and temperature in the hot phase of the ISM in NGC 625, a nearby, low mass dwarf irregular galaxy with a central starburst. Recent optical (ground-based and HST) and x-ray (ROSAT) observations have revealed the starburst in this very nearby (D le 4 Mpc) member of the Sculptor Group. Using XMM we will map the hot galactic outflow and determine its physical parameters. Together with our HI and optical data we will perform a detailed observational case study on NGC 625 in order to test theoretical predictions of dwarf galaxy evolution, in particular, their ability to enrich the IGM and ICM.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2003-06-26T00:00:00Z, 008510, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4lh3yyi|