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Name 020426
Title GALAXY FORMATION AND QSO ACTIVITY AT THE EPOCH OF REIONIZATION
URL

https://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-sl/servlet/data-action-aio?obsno=0204260101

DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mvcx5lc
Author Dr DUNCAN FARRAH
Description We propose deep XMM observations of a QSO at z=6.41. This QSO has one of the highest redshifts currently known, and is the most luminous and massive object known at z=6 or greater. Furthermore, unlike any other QSO at these redshifts, this QSO is detected in the sub-mm, indicating that the host galaxy is still forming. We will combine the X-ray and sub-mm data to obtain the first clear picture of the formation of a QSO and its host galaxy at the epoch of reionization. This picture will be used to study the onset and speed of reionization, to test competing large-scale structure models, and to examine the earliest formation stages of the first massive structures in the Universe.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-11-04T05:43:24Z/2004-11-04T12:57:00Z
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 2005-12-07T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-12-07T00:00:00Z, 020426, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mvcx5lc