A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 020080


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-aiuqkph
Description The Cartwheel, archetypical ring galaxy with strong star formation activity concentrated in a peculiar annular structure, is the ideal target to study the starburst phenomenon in a clean environment, not contaminated by other galactic components. With the ROSAT-HRI and CHANDRA we see emission from the ring, associated with the most active HII regions, extending to this spectacular galaxy the strong connection between star formation activity and emission at high energies. With XMM we want to study the spectra of the brightest isolated knots. We expect a combination of hard binary sources and soft gaseous emission through the star-forming clumps. We will also confirm the presence and establish the characteristics of the diffuse emission inside the ring.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-12-14T20:15:02Z/2005-05-22T03:56:42Z
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 2006-06-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-06-25T00:00:00Z, 020080, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-aiuqkph