|Title||Exploring the Nature of the Galactic X-Ray Background in the Plane|
|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 (dvirgul3 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.|
|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, 2004-11-01T00:00:00Z, 014584, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rkft6qy|