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Name 088272
Title X-raying hyperluminous sub-millimeter galaxies via strong gravitational lenses


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-q5fuk5g
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
Temporal Coverage 2021-05-20T19:07:15Z/2022-01-12T01:14:04Z
Version 19.16_20210326_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 2023-01-29T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Prof Q. Daniel Wang, 2023, 088272, 19.16_20210326_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-q5fuk5g