|Title||X-ray properties of Hyper Luminous Infrared Galaxies|
|Author||Dr Francisco J. Carrera|
|Description||Hyper Luminous IR Galaxies (HLIRG) exhibit extremely high star formation rates, and most of them seem to also harbour AGN. They are therefore unique laboratories to investigate the relationship between star formation and supermassive black hole growth. We propose to use the high sensitivity of XMM-Newton in the hard X-ray band to observe an unbiased sample of HLIRG, extensively studied in the FIR-submm. The combination of data in these two penetrating spectral ranges will address questions such as the AGN and starburst contributions to their bolometric emission, the distribution of the star forming material, and its relationship to the material feeding the black hole and obscuring the nuclear emission.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2007-02-10T00:00:00Z, 030536, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rhtk2g3|