A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 009319
Title X-rays from merger-induced starburst activity


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-uwountu
Author Mr Andreas Zezas
Description In this proposal we aim to study the X-ray properties of the diverse components related to starburst phenomena in interacting and merging galaxy systems. Each system of our sample represents a snap-shot of the starburst evolution at a particular phase in the merger. Because of the simultaneous presence of the various X-ray components related to; binaries, SNRs, shocked gas, superwinds and halos, it is essential to use the broad-band energy response combined with the high effective area of EPIC-pn, in order to separate them. We will make full use of multi-frequency data, in order to study the evolution of the star-formation and of the X-ray emission along the merger sequence.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-03-25T20:35:39Z/2002-06-22T04:18:19Z
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 2003-08-03T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-08-03T00:00:00Z, 009319, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-uwountu