A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 086462
Title XMM-Newton Survey of Gaia-Selected Strongly Lensed Quasars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]
Author Dr Daniel Stern
Description Combining the exquisite angular resolution of Gaia (< 0.2 arcsec) with optical light curves and WISE photometry, the Gaia Gravitational Lenses working group (GraL) have confirmed 22 new strongly lensed quasars in the past two years, including 9 new quadruply lensed quasars. X-ray observations of these rare systems provide a powerful tool for a range of studies, from inferring the structure near the event horizons of supermassive black holes (SMBHs) to measuring black hole spins at cosmological distances. We propose a snapshot survey of these newly identified systems to determine which are the most X-ray bright and therefore amenable to future deeper observations and monitoring programs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2020-07-09T03:00:36Z/2021-04-08T00:06:21Z
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 2022-05-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2022-05-05T00:00:00Z, 086462, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]