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Name 069352
Title Tracking down the AGN in galaxies with massive molecular outflows


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-n4ch8y7
Author Dr Enrico Piconcelli
Description We propose uninterrupted 120 ks observations of two nearby sources wherein the presence of a massive molecular outflow has been recently discovered. These objects stand out for being peculiar cases in the current theoretical framework of the AGN feedback scenario. Our goal is to constrain the physical properties (luminosity, obscuration) of the likely primary driver of these giant outflows, i.e the central AGN, via deep X-ray spectroscopy of unprecedented quality. Thanks to the large collecting area and large visibility windows, XMM-Newton is the most suitable X-ray mission for carrying out the proposed study.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-07-23T23:36:30Z/2013-02-21T22:00:24Z
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 2014-03-21T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-03-21T00:00:00Z, 069352, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-n4ch8y7