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Name 014584
Title Exploring the Nature of the Galactic X-Ray Background in the Plane


DOI https://doi.org/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 (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
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