|Title||Joint Chandra-XMM-EVLA Monitoring of the Gas Cloud G2 as it encounters SGR A*|
|Author||Dr Daryl Haggard|
|Description||A dense, cold cloud (G2) is on a collision course with Sgr A*, the radio source at our Galactic Center. G2 is on an eccentric orbit and already shows signs of tidal disruption by the black hole. High-energy emission from Sgr A* will likely increase significantly due to this encounter, peaking at pericenter (summer 2013). We propose simultaneous Chandra, XMM, and EVLA monitoring observations to constrain the rates and emission mechanisms of faint X-ray flares, study the radiation properties of Sgr A* as G2 breaks up and feeds gas to the central accretion flow, and detect G2 itself as it is shocked and heated.|
|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, 2014-09-26T00:00:00Z, 070098, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8nx58e5|