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Name 078410
Title Confirmation of isolated black holes and neutron stars detected via microlensing


DOI 10.5270/esa-leuowb8
Author Dr Lukasz Wyrzykowski
Description Discovery of isolated black holes resembles finding a Holly Grail. In Wyrzykowski et al. (2015) we have selected 15 candidates for dark remnants based on microlensing effect observations, however, the lens mass estimates span a large range in mass, affecting the interpretation on their nature. Here we propose XMM observations of 5 of the best candidates for isolated black holes to detect theoretically predicted Bondi-Hoyle accretion. Additional AO observations obtained with VLT-NACO will complement the interpretation of the X-ray data and will allow to confirm-reject the candidates for isolated black holes and neutron stars and to further constrain their masses.
Publication X-ray chimneys in the Galactic Centre . Chernyakova, Masha, . Natur . 567-318 . 2019 . 2019Natur.567..318C ,
An X-ray chimney extending hundreds of parsecs above and below the Galactic Centre . Ponti, G., Hofmann, F., et all. . Natur . 567-347 . 2019 . 2019Natur.567..347P ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-08-29T01:47:02Z/2016-09-15T12:34:53Z
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 2017-09-29T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2017-09-29T22:00:00Z, 078410, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-leuowb8