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Name 010446
Title The Nature of The Galactic X-ray Ridge SSC_39


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-lb3d3z6
Author Dr Michael Watson
Description GT-We propose to use XMM to trace the distribution of 0.1-10 keV X-ray emission in a region of the Galactic plane (near l=20, b=0) where the narrow component of Galactic X-ray Ridge is evident as a bright feature. The observational objectives are to resolve at faint levels the various discrete source populations (stars, XRB, SNR, CVs) which may contribute to the Ridge whilst simultaneously mapping any underlying distribution of hot diffuse gas. These observations should provide the answer to the question of whether the Galactic X-ray Ridge is simply due to the summed emission of point sources or represents a substantial and very hot (kT virgul 6 keV) component of the ISM.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-09-16T00:55:00Z/2002-09-17T08:19:23Z
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 2003-10-10T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-10-10T00:00:00Z, 010446, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-lb3d3z6