A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 065388
Title Giant Radio Galaxies in the ATLBS fields


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rayct8y
Author Prof Andrew Fabian
Description Giant radio sources at redshift one and above are detectable as extended X-ray sources due to inverse Compton scattering of the Cosmic Microwave Background by relativistic electrons with Lorentz factors of about 1000. We propose here to make two 40 ks observations with XMM of regions selected from the Australia Telescope Low Brightness Survey which are rich in extended radio sources in order to detect this emission. We shall determine the total energy in relativistic electrons (which is r^ant to how central black holes feed energy back to their surroundings) and magnetic fields where the X-ray and radio emission overlap.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-06-01T06:12:27Z/2011-04-04T23:29:18Z
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 2012-04-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-04-26T00:00:00Z, 065388, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rayct8y