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Name 030134
Title Defining the X-ray Properties of the Most Distant Radio-Loud Quasars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7xla5en
Author Prof William Brandt
Description We propose to extend our systematic X-ray studies of the most distant known quasars with XMM-Newton spectroscopic observations of six radio-loud quasars (RLQs) at z = 3.63-4.39. Our targets are more representative of the overall RLQ population than the small number of highly radio-loud blazars studied at high redshift, and we have detected all targets in exploratory Chandra observations. We will study X-ray absorption in the quasars. environments to determine if it is common among typical RLQs at high redshift. We will also measure X-ray continuum shapes and search for variability, clustered AGN, and X-ray jets.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-04-12T08:46:08Z/2006-04-23T01:49:17Z
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 2007-07-11T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-07-11T00:00:00Z, 030134, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7xla5en