|Title||Is there a merger-AGN connection ?|
|Author||Dr ROBERTO DE PROPRIS|
|Description||We propose here to test the proposed merger-AGN connection .in the reverse., by searching for evidence of hidden AGN in imminent mergers and very recent merger remnants objectively and homogeneously selected from the highly complete Millennium Galaxy Catalog. Even if the AGNs are hidden behind dust and gas, they should be visible in the X-rays. We propose to image a sample of 17 targets at z < 0.06 to search for evidence that these objects host active supermassive black holes using XMM-EPIC. This will constitute a stringent test of the merger-AGN cycle.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2012-03-26T00:00:00Z, 065174, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-apecwsz|