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Name 080012
Title The brightest AGN pairs in a sample of galaxy mergers


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-eb1gpxu
Author Dr Nora Loiseau
Description Understanding the physical conditions under which quiescent nuclear BH could be activated during galaxies encounters is one of the most debated questions in the last decades. Very few mergers of AGN simultaneously active have been detected up to now, most of them serendipitously in X-rays, confirming that X-rays can be the best tool to detect hidden AGN. As part of our multiwavelength studies of the nuclear activity in mergers, we propose here to complete the X-ray characterization of a sample of IR bright major mergers by observing the still missing best dual AGN candidates, as predicted from WISE color-color diagnostic plots.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2018-04-26T07:04:34Z/2018-04-26T13:27:54Z
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 2019-05-23T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2019-05-23T22:00:00Z, 080012, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-eb1gpxu