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Name 089241
Title Starburst Anatomy and Feedback: X-raying the high redshift analogue ESO 338-4


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-szbw9kr
Author Dr Lidia Oskinova
Description 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.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2021-10-17T22:12:41Z/2021-10-18T23:17:41Z
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 2022-11-03T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2022, 089241, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-szbw9kr