|Title||The origin of hot gas in the halos of Milky Way-like spiral galaxies|
|Author||Dr David Strickland|
|Description||We propose to observe 3 edge-on Milky-Way-like normal spiral galaxies in order to constrain the presence, properties and physical origin of hot gas in their halos, a topic about which relatively little is currently known. These observations will complete our sample of 8 edge-on normal spirals for which we have a wide range of existing observational data, so that all galaxies will have deep XMM-Newton and-or Chandra observations. With this sample we can assess the relative contribution to the halo X-ray emission of normal spirals from SNII-driven galactic fountains, accretion of primordial gas, and SNIa-driven outflows. The observations will robustly detect NGC 891-like hot halos, broadly quantify their properties, and can be used to constrain the efficiency of mechanical energy feedback.|
|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, 2007-01-27T00:00:00Z, 030606, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xc6yji1|