|Title||XMM-STUDY OF M87 - A CORNERSTONE FOR THE TEST OF ASTROPHYSICAL PARADIGMS|
|Author||Dr HANS BOEHRINGER|
|Description||The M87 X-ray halo is by far the best place to study several important astrophysical phenomena, like the structure of so-called cooling flows, supernova abundance yields, the interaction of jets with the surrounding intracluster medium (ICM), and how the central galaxy is embedded into the structure of the cluster. The PV phase data have provided already a wide range of spectacular new insights. More precise spectral data are required, however, to draw firm astrophysical conclusions. To this aim we propose a deeper observation of M87.|
|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, 2006-02-10T00:00:00Z, 020092, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-lqn1zeq|