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Name 020522
Title CHEMICAL AND SPECTRAL PROPERTIES OF HOT GAS IN THE HALOS OF STARBURST GALAXIES
URL

https://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-sl/servlet/data-action-aio?obsno=0205220101

DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7hnrd3e
Author Dr DAVID STRICKLAND
Description Indirect evidence strongly suggests that starburst-driven outflows (superwinds) from L virgul L* galaxies are responsible for much of the enrichment and heating of the IGM. Catching metal-ejection in action requires use of X-ray telescopes to study the hot metal-enriched plasma in superwind outflows. We propose EPIC observations of 3 nearby, relatively bright, edge-on starburst galaxies with the aim of constraining the spectral properties of the hot gas in their halos, in particular the abundance ratios O-Fe and Mg-O. It is necessary to perform this experiment before we can unambiguously blame superwinds for the enrichment of the IGM.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-04-25T21:25:06Z/2004-04-26T10:56:57Z
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 2005-06-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-06-26T00:00:00Z, 020522, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7hnrd3e