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Name 060483
Title The Dark Side Exposed: Hidden Neutron Stars and Black Holes in Hot sdB Binaries


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9dkmg0o
Author European Space Agency
Description A large number of dormant black hole binaries is predicted to exist in the
Galaxy. We propose observations of a small sample of recently discovered
binaries where the optical analysis shows the presence of a compact object with
a mass exceeding 3 solar masses. Accretion from the weak wind of the stellar
companion is predicted to result in detectable X-rays, which would prove the
existence of a black hole in these systems.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-07-09T08:14:54Z/2009-07-09T20:56:51Z
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 2010-07-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010, The Dark Side Exposed: Hidden Neutron Stars And Black Holes In Hot Sdb Binaries, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9dkmg0o