|Title||A Short Look at a Black Hole Transient in Outburst|
|Author||Dr Jon Miller|
|Description||Recent observations of stellar-mass black holes have revealed evidence of black hole spin, disk winds, and aspects of how accretion flows vary with the mass accretion rate. We propose to build on these successes with a single 40 ksec (total) observation of a black hole transient in outburst. Though modest, this observation will achieve the sensitivity required to place strong constraints on the nature of the inner disk, and it will help to reveal the nature of relationship between disk winds and relativistic jets. We will support this exposure with a combination of X-ray, optical-IR, and radio observations.|
|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, 2011-05-05T00:00:00Z, 065311, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0ouqxq1|