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Name 086455
Title Revealing the disc-jet connection at super-Eddington accretion rates


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]
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
Temporal Coverage 2021-03-08T00:33:39Z/2021-04-13T05:18:05Z
Version 19.16_20210326_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 2022-05-19T00:00:00Z
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]