|Title||X-raying Giant Radio Galaxies|
|Author||Dr Ming Sun|
|Description||As the largest and most energetic single objects in the Universe, giant radio galaxies (GRGs), are of particular interest as they are less common but extreme examples of radio source evolution. No unified model has emerged to explain the properties of this extreme class of radio galaxies. Previous studies of GRGs are mostly at radio and optical bands, and there is a lack of systematic study of GRGs in X-rays. As the energetic radio jets of GRGs extend outwards, they interact with the surrounding medium. We select a complete sample of nearby GRGs and propose new XMM observations to complete the X-ray coverage of the sample to study the X-ray properties of GRGs and their environments, which helps to understand the processes responsible for the formation and evolution of GRGs.|
|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, 2022-07-06T00:00:00Z, 088139, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]|