|X-rays from protostars: the next step
|Dr Thierry Montmerle
|X-rays have been detected from ..Class I. protostars, which are understood from IR and mm data to be evolved protostars at the end of the accretion phase, when the central star is essentially formed (age virgul 10E5 yrs). We propose to move one step closer to star formation by observing ..Class 0. protostars, which are at a much earlier stage (age virgul10E4 yrs). We select a sample of 5 protostars for which the extinction is known to be moderate (Av virgul 100). Since X-rays probe the innermost regions of protostars, we hope to gain insight for the first time into the nature of the central object, before it becomes a ..real. star.
|No observations found associated with the current proposal
|EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
|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
|European Space Agency, 2004, 008994, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-cz9z83r