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Name 050165
Title X-ray emission components in barred galaxies with strong magnetic fields


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-afbronp
Author Dr Matthias Ehle
Description We propose XMM-Newton observations of three barred galaxies selected for their strong radio emission and remarkable magnetic field structures. EPIC spatial and spectral information will be used in combination with our radio data to study the influence of bar lengths and compression strengths on the enhancement of circumnuclear star formation and nuclear activity. We will study the effects of magnetic fields on the evolution of diffuse X-ray halos generated by hot gas outflowing from starforming regions. We will investigate if the distribution of point-like sources, especially ULXs, is correlated with starforming regions at the ends of the bars. EPIC data will be complemented with Chandra observations to disentangle nuclear and circumnuclear emission.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-05-01T02:44:16Z/2008-05-02T00:00:26Z
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 2009-06-07T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-06-07T00:00:00Z, 050165, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-afbronp