A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030080
Title NGC 2207-IC 2163: Grazing Encounter with Large Scale Shocks


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tu05gdr
Author Dr Michele Kaufman
Description In models for the nearly-grazing encounter between the spiral galaxies NGC 2207-IC 2163, the two gas disks push shocks at several hundred km-s into each other across a several kpc front. Evidence for this disk scraping is seen in the radio continuum image. XMM observations of NGC 2207-IC 2163 are requested (1) to confirm the above scenario by detecting diffuse X-ray bremsstrahlung from the shock regions in the outer parts of the companion sides of these galaxies and (2) to determine the number, location, and nature of discrete X-ray sources. The results will show the early consequences of a grazing encounter.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-08-31T06:12:58Z/2005-08-31T19:06:48Z
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 2006-10-18T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-10-18T00:00:00Z, 030080, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tu05gdr