A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 078141
Title IMBHs in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-comewiz
Author Prof kalvir dhuga
Description Evolutionary models and recently reported infrared and X-ray signatures suggest the presence of intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) in nearby dwarf galaxies (dGs). We propose to search for these objects with deep X-ray observations. The potential discovery of these X-ray sources will provide an extraordinary opportunity to test evolutionary models driven largely by the internal dynamics of centrally-located massive objects. The data will also be extremely useful in extending the MBH- sigma relation down to the mass scale of dGs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-11-15T12:23:45Z/2016-11-20T02:51:14Z
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 2017-12-29T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2017-12-29T23:00:00Z, 078141, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-comewiz