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Name 074532
Title Hyperluminous Quasars at z=2-3 Caught in the Radiative Feedback Phase


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ahi8erk
Author Dr Manda Banerji
Description We have recently used XMM-Newton observations to directly detect a powerful quasar in a heavily dust-shrouded galaxy at z=2.5. This dusty quasar: ULASJ1234+0907, is observed in the AGN blowout phase and is among the most luminous X-ray quasars known (LXvirgul1E45 erg-s). Following these observations, we have now spectroscopically confirmed two new extremely red, dusty broad-line quasars at zvirgul2.5 with similarly extreme properties to ULASJ1234+0907. We propose to obtain X-ray spectra of these in order to investigate the physical properties of the absorbing material and test models of radiative feedback on dust during the main epoch of galaxy formation and accretion activity in the Universe.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-12-16T12:09:24Z/2014-12-17T03:59:24Z
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 2016-01-13T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2016-01-13T23:00:00Z, 074532, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ahi8erk