A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 086295
Title Snapshots of Massive Relic Galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-kic3ddg
Author Dr David Buote
Description A powerful new approach to study early galaxy formation is through massive relic
galaxies (MRGs) which are local analogs of the high-redshift red nuggets thought
to represent progenitors of today.s early-type galaxies. X-ray observation of
the hot diffuse gas of MRGs is the most viable means to measure the global
properties like the halo concentration, mass, and baryon fraction, but only two
MRGs have been identified that are suitable for such an X-ray analysis. To
remedy this, we constructed a sample of MRGs to map in detail their X-ray
emission. We propose a snapshot survey of the 8 MRGs in the sample which lack
any X-ray data. Deep follow-up exposures with XMM-Newton and Chandra of
promising targets will then be sought for detailed analysis of their mass distributions.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2021-02-19T09:28:25Z/2021-03-07T04:19:15Z
Version 18.02_20200221_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 2022-04-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr David Buote, 2022, 086295, 18.02_20200221_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-kic3ddg