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Name 007134
Title Hot halos in faint elliptical galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yrjzjpo
Author Dr Trevor Ponman
Description The study of hot halos in elliptical galaxies has raised two major problems: what is responsible for the very large scatter in the size and density of these halos, and how can the gas have such a low apparent metallicity These two problems come together in the case of large ellipticals with low X-ray luminosities, since these are at one extreme of the X-ray scatter, and also appear to have the lowest metal abundances, well below the metallicity of their component stars. XMM has the sensitivity required to study the emission from these galaxies in detail for the first time. Our proposed study of a sample of five of the most extreme examples of low X-ray luminosity large ellipticals, should help to resolve both problems, with important implications for galaxy
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-12-04T08:01:19Z/2001-12-28T00:35:29Z
Version 17.56_20190403_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 2003-01-24T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-01-24T00:00:00Z, 007134, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yrjzjpo