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Name 010426
Title The Origin of the X-ray Emission in M101 SSC_38


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-246tda6
Author Dr Michael Watson
Description GT-We propose a deep XMM observation of the nearby supergiant Sc spiral galaxy M101 in order to study the extensive diffuse X-ray emission associated with its galactic disk. Specifically we will be able to map the temperature distribution of the diffuse emission, determine the metal abundance and search for the shadowing effects caused by absorption in the galaxy.s cool gas component. We will also investigate the spatial and and luminosity distribution of M101.s bright X-ray source population and study the X-ray spectral and temporal properties of the more luminous sources including several superluminous objects.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-06-04T02:06:57Z/2002-06-04T14:09:47Z
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 2003-06-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-06-27T00:00:00Z, 010426, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-246tda6