A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 077098
Title Long-Term Multi-wavelength Monitoring of a Stellar Tidal Disruption at Only 90 M


DOI 10.5270/esa-lvszxmi
Author Dr Peter Maksym
Description ASASSN-14li is a nearby (90 Mpc) X-ray bright (~10^-11 erg-s-cm^2 at peak) multiwavelength transient which resulting from the tidal disruption of a star by a massive (~10^6 Msun) black hole in a ~10^9 Msun galaxy in late 2014. This presents a once-per-decade opportunity to study the multi-wavelength evolution of a non-relativistic, X-ray bright tidal disruption event at high signal-to-noise in X-rays, ultraviolet and radio. We propose a comprehensive 3-cycle Chandra, XMM-Newton, HST spectroscopy, and VLA program to study the evolution of this event over the next three years as it fades. Chandra presents the earliest opportunity for deep X-ray observations of this likely "Rosetta Stone" for tidal disruption events.
Publication Ultrafast outflow in tidal disruption event ASASSN-14li . Kara, E., Dai, L., et all. . MNRAS . 474-3593 . 2018 . 2018MNRAS.474.3593K ,
A loud quasi-periodic oscillation after a star is disrupted by a massive black hole . Pasham, Dheeraj R., Remillard, Ronald A., et all. . Sci . 363-531 . 2019 . 2019Sci...363..531P ,
Continuum-fitting the X-Ray Spectra of Tidal Disruption Events . Wen, Sixiang, Jonker, Peter G., et all. . ApJ . 897-80 . 2020 . 2020ApJ...897...80W ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-12-10T11:19:16Z/2018-07-05T19:47:00Z
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 2019-07-20T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2019-07-20T22:00:00Z, 077098, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-lvszxmi