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Name 086438
Title The First Glimpse of A Candidate Recoiling Black Hole


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-hqoo4gc
Author Dr Michael Koss
Description The coalescence of binary supermassive black holes (SMBH) in galaxy mergers is thought to constitute the strongest source of gravitational waves. Theory suggests these waves carry momentum causing the merged black hole to experience a velocity recoil or kick that displaces or indeed ejects it from the center of its host galaxy. We request the fi rst XMM-Newton and HST imaging of RXJ1756.4+5235, a source with an o ffset broad line point source that is offset from the nucleus of a nearby galaxy to resolve whether the source is a potential recoiling black hole or a close dual AGN.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2020-08-01T18:22:51Z/2020-08-02T03:27:51Z
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 2021-08-21T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2021-08-21T00:00:00Z, 086438, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-hqoo4gc