A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 072216
Title Transient Probes of Accretion Physics, Jet Formation, and Black Hole Demographic


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-v843td0
Author Prof Suvi Gezari
Description Theorists first surmised that massive black holes (MBHs) will inevitably tidally disrupt and consume stars in their vicinity, and that the resulting flare of radiation could be used as a signpost for a dormant MBH lurking otherwise undetectable in the center of a galaxy. In the last decade, major progress has been made in the discovery of candidates using surveys across the electromagnetic spectrum, from the X-rays to the optical. We propose for TOO XMM-Newton X-ray imaging of TDE candidates from the Pan- STARRS1 Medium Deep Survey in order to characterize the prompt X-ray properties of optically-selected candidates for the first time.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-01-12T06:57:17Z/2016-04-04T19:56:46Z
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 2017-04-14T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2017-04-14T22:00:00Z, 072216, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-v843td0