A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 082097
Title Nearby ULX in metal-poor environment as cosmological laboratories


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-a711esp
Author Dr Norbert Schartel
Description Super-massive black holes (SMBHs) at redshift z>7 pose a serious challenge to our understanding of black hole (BH) formation and evolution. Most likely SMBHs at high redshift require massive seed black holes (BHs) (10^5 solar masses) created in the gravitational collapse of large gas clouds with subsequent merging. We propose to observe 5 extreme metal-poor blue compact dwarf galaxies, which are the best (local) laboratory for massive BH seed formation and star formation under low metallicity conditions.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2018-12-11T07:05:39Z/2019-04-28T18:37:12Z
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 2020-05-16T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2020-05-16T22:00:00Z, 082097, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-a711esp