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Name 086456
Title Revealing the Pattern of X-ray Quasi-periodic Eruptions in RX J1301.9+2747


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]
Author Dr Margherita Giustini
Description We propose a 130 ks XMM-Newton observation of RX J1301.9+2747 (RX J1302), the second AGN where X-ray Quasi-periodic Eruptions (QPEs) have been discovered, coordinated with 10 hours of VLA radio observations. First discovered in the galaxy GSN 069 (Miniutti et al. 2019, Nature 573, 381), QPEs are unprecedented variability patterns formed by recurrent, rapid outbursts of X-ray light. While the QPEs in GSN 069 last about one hour and repeat about every nine hours, the QPEs in RX J1302 are much shorter, and their variability pattern is not clear. A new long XMM-Newton observation will allow to unveil what is the variability pattern of the QPEs in RX J1302; coordinated radio observations will help constraining the physical nature of this newly discovered phenomenon.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2020-07-11T16:03:34Z/2020-07-13T06:58:34Z
Version 18.02_20200221_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 2021-08-04T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2021-08-04T00:00:00Z, 086456, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]