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Name 030231
Title The symbiosis of AGN activity and galaxy formation


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nb6z3dq
Author Dr Mathew J Page
Description According to galaxy formation models, cluster ellipticals formed in high density regions through hierarchical merging of gas rich sub-components. In local ellipticals, the strong correlation observed between black hole and bulge mass implies that galaxy formation is inextricably linked to the build up of supermassive black holes. We have found 6 high redshift, X-ray luminous, but heavily absorbed AGN, embedded in strong bursts of star formation revealed in the submillimetre. Our SCUBA survey shows that the immediate vicinities of these objects contain large over-densities of ultraluminous star-forming galaxies which will evolve to form clusters. Here we propose to use XMM-Newton to observe the early evolutionary phases of QSOs in these proto-clusters.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-09-07T08:20:23Z/2005-12-19T11:22:28Z
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 2007-01-20T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-01-20T00:00:00Z, 030231, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nb6z3dq