A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 086378
Title Detecting Inverse Compton Emission from Jets in the Early Universe


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-kh0ohxm
Author Dr Thomas Connor
Description We propose to observe a recently discovered radio-loud quasar at redshift z=6.82; this quasar is both the most radio-loud and the most radio-luminous quasar known at z>6, and appears to be powered by a supermassive black hole experiencing super-Eddington accretion. VLA images have revealed an additional structure 25 arc seconds (virgul125 kpc, projected) away, potentially indicating large jets associated with the extreme accretion rate. If these jets are interacting with the Cosmic Microwave Background, which has an energy density that scales as (1+z)^4, we expect to see significant extended X-ray emission around the quasar. Our proposal will provide the first X-ray observations of a radio-loud quasar at z>6.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2020-12-20T15:11:07Z/2020-12-23T18:02:53Z
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 2022-01-16T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2022-01-16T00:00:00Z, 086378, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-kh0ohxm