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Name 080486
Title Tracing the evolution of an X-ray selected tidal disruption event


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-eivfnmn
Author Mr Richard Saxton
Description In a program, running since AO-7, we have used XMM-Newton, Swift, optical and radio observations to monitor the evolution of four tidal disruption events discovered by a near-real time comparison of XMM slew data with the ROSAT all-sky survey. This work has broadly confirmed the original idea that stellar debris returns to the black hole with an index of -5-3 and emits in the soft X-ray band with luminosity following the returning mass. It has shown that the peak X-ray emission is reprocessed and not simply the high-energy tail of thermal emission. We now wish to investigate questions raised by these detailed observations: why do few TDE generate a hard X-ray component? Why is the emission so volatile in the early phase? Why do X-ray selected events not have
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2018-07-17T12:02:31Z/2019-01-10T15:15:46Z
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 2020-01-23T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2020-01-23T23:00:00Z, 080486, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-eivfnmn