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Name 055046
Title X-ray emission of a representative sample of local Luminous Infrared Galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-slo0v0l
Author Dr Almudena Alonso-Herrero
Description We propose to observe with XMM-Newton 8 Luminous Infrared Galaxies (LIRGs,
L_IR=10^11-10^12L_sun) and analyze existing X-ray data for another 7 LIRGs.
Previous X-ray studies of local LIRGs are biased towards the most IR-luminous
objects as well as those systems hosting a bright AGN. These 15 local LIRGs are
representative of the LIRG class in terms of IR luminosity and nuclear activity.
The proposed XMM observations together with existing multi-wavelength (UV to IR)
data will allow to characterize the star formation history of these galaxies and
relate it to their X-ray emission. A comprehensive multi-wavelength
understanding of the extreme processes (star formation and AGN) taking place in
local LIRGs is needed to improve the linkage of X-ray, UV and IR observations of deep cosmological fields.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-05-13T09:40:31Z/2009-04-19T03:41:36Z
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 2010-05-19T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Almudena Alonso-Herrero, 2010, 055046, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-slo0v0l