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Name 040376
Title X-ray Observations of Local Lyman Break Galaxies


DOI 10.5270/esa-c4kookv
Author Dr Ann Hornschemeier
Description Studies of star formation in the distant (z gt 1) Universe are largely confined to the rest-frame ultraviolet. The best-studied UV-selected galaxies are the Lyman Break galaxies (LBGs), whose X-ray properties have been determined via statistical-stacking analyses of large samples of galaxies in long effective Chandra exposures (gt 30 Ms). There is a new opportunity to study LBGs: the recently-launched GALEX survey mission has selected a low-redshift LBG population: the UV Luminous Galaxies (UVLGs). Although these galaxies are typically at z lt 0.3 they are sufficiently distant that their X-ray fluxes are fairly low. With 242 ks of XMM time, we will determine the individual X-ray properties of eight LBGs and put the X-ray-SFR correlation on firmer footing.
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Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-07-10T22:21:37Z/2007-07-14T22:52:55Z
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 2008-09-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-09-30T00:00:00Z, 040376, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-c4kookv