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Name 030711
Title New evidence of the past activity in the Galactic center region


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-siczahc
Author Dr Hiroshi Murakami
Description We propose a 30 ksec XMM-Newton observation of very enigmatic diffuse structure at 1.5 degree south from the Galactic center. We first discovered this structure with ROSAT. Then with ASCA, we found that the spectrum exhibits thin thermal emission accompanied with a hard tail which may be nonthermal radiation from high energy electrons. These results imply presence of a strong shock in this region, possibly due to a jet from Sgr A*, which was active in the past 10^4 years ago. With the observation of XMM-Newton, we obtain the richest statistics ever achieved. Then we will reveal the shock front from the image, and verify the origin from the temperature and the brightness distribution.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-09-18T08:50:40Z/2005-09-18T17:41:00Z
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 2006-10-14T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006, 030711, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-siczahc