A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 011229
Title Cradle to the Grave: A Starburst Sequence


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yq16cru
Author Dr Martin Turner
Description GT- We propose to observe several local luminous starburst galaxies, in a rough chronological sequence from young starbursts, through mature objects and finally to post-starbursts. This sample will provide a basis to study the X-ray emission mechanisms in starburst galaxies. In particular, these observations will provide constraints on a) the physical conditions of the hot ISM; b) the nature of any bright central X-ray point source; c) the presence and structure of a hot halo or superwind, and d) the contribution of starburst galaxies to the X-ray background.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-09-13T11:04:58Z/2003-01-28T01:37:41Z
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 2004-02-29T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-02-29T00:00:00Z, 011229, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yq16cru