|Title||Revealing the disc-jet connection at super-Eddington accretion rates|
|Author||Dr Matthew Middleton|
|Description||One of the biggest mysteries in modern astrophysics is the mechanism driving the launching of jets from compact objects. Observing how jets which accompany super-Eddington accretion couple to the inflow, will test the physics of the launching and yield a major step forwards in our understanding. We have recently shown that the radio core of the ULX, Ho II X-1 varies on timescales of mins-days, allowing us to probe this coupling for the first time. XMM-Newton and VLA together are the only instruments capable of delivering this ground-breaking science and for which we are proposing a series of 10 simultaneous observations. To place the physics of the coupling into context, we are also requesting a series of Swift snapshots which we will match with AMI observations at 16 GHz.|
|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, 2022-05-19T00:00:00Z, 086455, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]|