XEUS: The physics of the hot evolving universe

Monique Arnaud, Xavier Barcons, Didier Barret, Marshall Bautz, Ronaldo Bellazzini, Johan Bleeker, Hans Böhringer, Thomas Boller, William Nielsen Brandt, Massimo Cappi, Francisco Carrera, Andrea Comastri, Enrico Costa, Thierry Courvoisier, Piet De Korte, Tom Dwelly, Andrew Fabian, Kathryn Flanagan, Roberto Gilli, Richard GriffithsGünther Hasinger, Jelle Kaastra, Steve Kahn, Richard Kelley, Hideyo Kunieda, Kazuo Makishima, Giorgio Matt, Mariano Mendez, Kazuhisa Mitsuda, Kirpal Nandra, Takaya Ohashi, Mathew Page, Giorgio Palumbo, Mikhail Pavlinsky, Salvatore Sciortino, Alan Smith, Lothar Strüder, Tadayuki Takahashi, Marc Türler, Martin Turner, Yoshihiro Ueda, Cristian Vignali, Jacco Vink, Robert Warwick, Mike Watson, Richard Willingale, Shuang Nan Zhang

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This paper describes the next generation X-ray observatory XEUS which has been submitted to the European Space Agency in the framework of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 competition and has been selected for an assessment study. The paper summarizes the scientific goals and instrumental concepts of the proposed X-ray telescope with 5 m2 effective area and angular resolution better than 5 arc sec.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-168
Number of pages30
JournalExperimental Astronomy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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