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Name 030276
Title 3-D Structure of Soft X-Ray Background along the Galactic Plane


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-n6s2tv4
Author Dr Sangwook Park
Description The 3-dimensional structure of the X-ray emitting hot plasmas along the lines of sight to make up the observed 0.5-2 keV X-ray background is unknown. The "only" way to unveil the 3-D distribution of the soft X-ray emitting Galactic hot plasmas is to discover and study "X-ray shadows" cast by dense molecular clouds at "known" distances. We have performed such X-ray shadow experiments with XMM-Newton observations awarded in AO2 cycle, but our data were severely contaminated by the flaring particle background. We therefore request for another set of X-ray shadow observations, including repeat of the previously awarded targets.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-09-18T18:31:36Z/2005-09-22T16:18:28Z
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 2006-10-21T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-10-21T00:00:00Z, 030276, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-n6s2tv4