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Name 088304
Title Characterizing the Nuclear Properties of Post-Starburst Galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-8eky90i
Author Dr Lauranne Lanz
Description The role played by active galactic nuclei (AGN) in the evolution of galaxies from an actively star-forming state to quiescence is still poorly understood. Post- starburst galaxies, particularly those caught early in their transition, provide an important testing ground for examining this question. There are hints that a large fraction of post-starburst galaxies may contain AGN or AGN-driven activity. We undertook a 10ks snapshot survey of 12 post-starburst galaxies with Chandra and detected X-ray emission in 9 of the 12 observed. However, these data have in- sufficient counts to determine the nature of this emission and distinguish between AGN and thermal emission. We propose to observe two of the most interesting galaxies from this sample in order to characterize their nuclear emission.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2021-10-19T08:48:42Z/2021-12-11T02:18:04Z
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 2023-01-04T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2023-01-04T00:00:00Z, 088304, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-8eky90i