|Title||A NEW AGN PHENOMENON - HIGH MASS X-RAY OUTFLOWS|
|Author||Dr PAUL O.BRIEN|
|Description||We have recently discovered X-ray outflows carrying solar-masses of material at 10-15% the speed of light in two radio-quiet, high accretion-rate AGN. In these objects a substantial fraction of the black hole gravitational energy is extracted in the form of bulk outflow kinetic energy. We propose to observe three high accretion rate AGN in order to confirm the association of massive outflows with high accretion rates and hence provide new insights into the accretion process close to a massive black hole. If common, we suggest X-ray outflows may provide a key link between radio-quiet and radio-loud objects and between AGN and stellar-mass black hole systems.|
|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, 2006-07-01T00:00:00Z, 020539, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9edooui|