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Name 088510
Title Uncovering a Hidden Mini-Monster: A Candidate Compton-thick AGN in Mrk 462


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-1jlsvja
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
Temporal Coverage 2021-07-03T16:14:42Z/2021-07-04T10:06:52Z
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 2022-08-03T00:00:00Z
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