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Name 014268
Title Searching for AGN buried in starbursts


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2ouum7c
Author Dr Kazushi Iwasawa
Description We propose XMM-Newton observations of 6 nearby molecular-rich infrared galaxies to complete the program of an AGN search, of which 5 targets from the orignally proposed 11 galaxies have been approved in AO-1. Results from the AO-1 observations support the hypothesis that a significant fraction of these galaxies harbour obscured AGN while starburst phenomena are prominent in the optical and infrared bands. This sample represents a population of obscured AGN which are missed by AGN surveys in other wave bands. A systematic study of X-ray emission originating from starburst is also of a great interest.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-11-11T08:32:50Z/2003-11-11T13:26:42Z
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 2005-01-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-01-01T00:00:00Z, 014268, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2ouum7c