A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 074130
Title Large Scale Circumgalactic Coronae around Massive Spiral Galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-z0glf1x
Author Dr Jiangtao Li
Description Extended coronae around massive spiral galaxies is a key prediction of galaxy formation theory. There are very few such galaxies in the local Universe and even fewer deep X-ray observations of them. We propose to observe 5 luminous, fast rotating, isolated, SF quiescent, and massive spiral galaxies with a total effective exposure of 337ks with XMM-Newton. When combined with archival X-ray observations of 4 other galaxies, the proposal will enable us to compile a mini-sample optimized to constrain the mechanisms responsible for establishing the hot CGM. We will compare radial distributions of coronal properties to the state-of-the-art hydrodynamical simulations, measure the total baryon content, and establish scaling relations of the coronal and other galaxy properties.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-05-21T10:11:28Z/2015-06-27T00:52:17Z
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 2016-07-21T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2016-07-21T22:00:00Z, 074130, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-z0glf1x