|Title||XMM observations of nearby edge-on starburst galaxies|
|Author||Dr Fred Jansen|
|Description||GT- Starburst galaxies are the most suitable objects for studies of the hot phase of the ISM in spirals. They have the highest star formation (SF) rates and thus the hot ISM with the largest volume filling factors (about 0.5). As part of their superwinds, starbursts also have hot gaseous halos. These can be studied in order to determine which processes heat the gas and also to put constraints on the chemical composition of the gas. New models of the ISM, like e.g. the chimney or the galactic fountain model consider disk-halo interactions as a natural extension of a dynamical SF-heated disk ISM. The new observations will place tighter constraints on these models than currently available and help us determine the bst description of galaxies, depending on their SF rate.|
|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, 2005-01-01T00:00:00Z, 011098, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xbb1hra|