|Starburst Anatomy and Feedback: X-raying the high redshift analogue ESO 338-4
|Dr Lidia Oskinova
|As a unique nearby analog of high-redshift galaxies at the peak of cosmic star-formation, the starburst ESO 338-4 provides a key laboratory to study stellar feedback. We propose deep Chandra observations of this template starburst to determine the luminosity function of X-ray binaries, establish their association with star clusters, and measure energetics of hot bubbles. Existing HST images will allow to identify optical counterparts of the X-ray sources. Detecting a well sampled population of X-ray binaries is required to measure the X-ray radiative field in the galaxy and to probe the theory of massive binary evolution. Fulfilling these goals demands 300 ks ACIS-I time. We further request 80 ks XMM to probe ULX pulsations and to spectroscopically map the hot galactic corona.
|No observations found associated with the current proposal
|EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
|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
|European Space Agency, 2022, 089241, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-szbw9kr