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Name 050054
Title Fossil Jets from Black Hole Transients


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-hpi3cr8
Author Prof Philip Kaaret
Description Observations of the fossil X-ray jet from the black hole transient 4U 1755-33 enabled us to detect the flux decay of the southern jet, identify the X-ray emission mechanism as synchrotron radiation, and place constraints on the energetics of the jet. We propose for a third observation with the goals of detecting decay in the northern jet, more accurately measuring the southern jet decay, and searching for motions within the jet. Detection of decay of the northern jet at a rate similar to the southern jet would imply that the kinetic power of the jet was comparable to the X-ray luminosity while the source was active. We also propose observations of two additional sources likely to exhibit fossil X-ray jets.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-03-15T13:30:30Z/2008-03-16T14:00:05Z
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 2009-04-03T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-04-03T00:00:00Z, 050054, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-hpi3cr8