|Title||X-raying hyperluminous sub-millimeter galaxies via strong gravitational lenses|
|Author||Prof Q. Daniel Wang|
|Description||We propose XMM-Newton observations of 3 sub-millimeter bright galaxies (SMGs) spanning z=2.1-3.6. These SMGs are gravitationally lensed by massive foreground galaxies, and each has an apparent luminosity >e14 Lsun, showing no sign for AGN in extensive multi-wavelength analysis. The combination of the sensitivity of XMM- Newton and the lensing magnification, as well as the intrinsic brightness of the SMGs, will enable us to study them individually. We will measure the collective X- ray emission from X-ray binaries and hence its ratio to the star formation rate for the first time and to potentially detect extremely obscured AGN over the rest-frame 2-35 keV range. This study will represent a key step in our multi- wavelength campaign to understand the working of such extreme galaxies.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2023-01-29T00:00:00Z, 088272, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-q5fuk5g|