|Title||The Antennae: NGC4038-4039|
|Author||Dr Giuseppina Fabbiano|
|Description||The nearest pair of colliding galaxies, the Antennae, will be imaged in a deep 80ksec XMM EPIC observation. As a result the complex X-ray structure known from the ROSAT HRI, will be mapped at high S-N and to high energies. In many areas a true spectral-spatial data cube will be obtained. From this data cube: 1. The .Super-Eddington. sources can be studied via timing and spectra to study and test the existence of 10-100 Msol black holes. 2. The two starburst nuclei can have their component temperatures and abundances measured. The hard response of XMM will detect AGN power-laws, if present. 3. The X-rays from the star-forming HII regions can be factored into XRB and hot gas components. 4. The extended gaseous tail emission can be mapped spatially and spectrally.|
|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, 2003-02-22T00:00:00Z, 008522, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2o5bt6e|