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Name 030244
Title Origin of X-rays and nature of accretion in low-power radio galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mblpihu
Author Dr Mario Gliozzi
Description Studies of stellar dynamics have established that the presence of supermassive black holes is almost ubiquitous not only in AGN, but also in normal galaxies. Therefore, of crucial importance is the role played by low-power AGN, which represent the link between powerful AGN and normal galaxies. We propose to observe with XMM 3 low-power radio galaxies (two FRI and an FRII) hosting a LINER. Our aim is to extend the current sample by 2-3 orders of magnitude in nuclear power. Specific goals are: investigate the origin of X-rays ; assess the nature of the accretion in low-power objects; investigate possible intrinsic differences in the X-ray properties of core and circumnuclear environment of FRI and FRII.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-05-03T11:12:39Z/2005-11-03T04:15:20Z
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 2006-12-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-12-01T00:00:00Z, 030244, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mblpihu