Athena White Paper


K. Nandra, X. Barcons, D. Barret, A. Fabian, J.W. den Herder, L. Piro, M. Watson et al.

This White Paper entitled "The Hot and Energetic Universe" (as submitted to ESA) advocates the need for a transformational leap in our understanding of two key questions in astrophysics:

1) How does ordinary matter assemble into the large scale structures that we see today?


2) How do black holes grow and shape the Universe?

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