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Name 040301
Title Origin of X-rays and nature of accretion in the radio galaxy 3C 88


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-k17h5t4
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 (35 ks) the radio galaxy 3C88, which complements and extends towards lower X-ray luminosities our sample of low-power radio galaxies hosting a LINER. 3C88 is an FRII-LINER which hosts a black hole of estimated mass. Specific goals are: investigate the origin of X-rays (jet vs. accretion related emission); assess the nature of the accretion in low-power objects; investigate possible intrinsic differences in the X-ray properties of FRIs and FRIIs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-09-02T09:21:15Z/2006-09-02T19:36:34Z
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 2007-09-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-09-30T00:00:00Z, 040301, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-k17h5t4