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Name 014584
Title Exploring the Nature of the Galactic X-Ray Background in the Plane
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DOI 10.5270/esa-rkft6qy
Author Dr Sangwook Park
Description The nature of the Galactic diffuse X-ray background (DXB) at low latitudes has been elusive. The ROSAT-detections of the X-ray shadows cast by distant molecular clouds (d~3 kpc) reveal the existence of a Galactic X-ray bulge (GXB) in addition to the ''foreground.. emission to the clouds. As a continuation of the DXB study of these multiple Galactic components beyond the capabilities of ROSAT and ASCA, we propose XMM-Newton observations for the uniquely selected targets of the X-ray shadows. The proposed observations will provide the best-ever opportunity for the study of the spectral nature of the multiple components of the Galactic DXB in the plane along the lines of sight.
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Classification of X-Ray Sourc...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-04-05T09:04:32Z/2003-10-15T20:19:17Z
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 2004-11-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-11-01T00:00:00Z, 014584, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rkft6qy