|Title||Uncovering a Hidden Mini-Monster: A Candidate Compton-thick AGN in Mrk 462|
|Author||Prof Ryan Hickox|
|Description||In the past decade, nearby dwarf galaxies have emerged as exciting observational laboratories for studying the still-mysterious origin of supermassive black holes in the early Universe and their impact on galaxies. This proposal aims for a 50 ks XMM-Newton program to obtain a deep X-ray spectrum of a recently discovered (and heretefore unique) candidate Compton-thick AGN in the nucleus of the nearby dwarf galaxy Mrk 462.|
|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, 2022-08-03T00:00:00Z, 088510, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-1jlsvja|