A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 011281
Title X-rays from Merging Galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-d6lhy6c
Author Dr Martin Turner
Description GT-It is well established that merging galactic systems can result in extremely powerful starburst phenomena. Previous evidence is based mostly on infrared observations. However it is equally important to understand the role of X-ray emission, to determine the temperature, metallicity and emission measure of the extended plasma. This will constrain the energetics of the expulsion, with implications for the properties of the nuclear starburst. The targets are selected to cover morphologies ranging from extended tidal structures to more compact merging systems with double nuclei. The results will have wider implications for understanding the phenomenon in more distant galaxies, and in terms of the contribution of starburst galaxies to the XRB.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-05-06T23:19:58Z/2001-12-15T09:36:25Z
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 2003-01-13T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-01-13T00:00:00Z, 011281, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-d6lhy6c