A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 009297
Title Are there Hot Gas Haloes in Elliptical Galaxies with Large-scale Dust Lanes


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8h97axy
Author Dr Paul Goudfrooij
Description We propose to observe luminous, old elliptical galaxies containing large, regular dust lanes for which the settling time scale is several Gyr. The aim is to find out if such galaxies contain massive haloes of hot (T
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-01-31T10:34:00Z/2003-01-05T02:23:15Z
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 2004-02-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-02-05T00:00:00Z, 009297, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8h97axy