|Title||A Deep Look ath the Ursa Minor Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy|
|Author||Dr Thomas Maccarone|
|Description||We propose a 100 kilosecond observation of the Local Group dwarf spheroidal galaxy in Ursa Minor taken as 10 monitoring observations of 10 ksec each. This should detect all sources brighter than about 3E33 ergs-sec, giving a good census of X-ray binaries and also place strong constraints on whether an intermediate mass black hole might be associated with the bright radio source near the center of this galaxy.|
|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, 2006-10-06T00:00:00Z, 030169, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tillrmq|