A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 010910
Title An investigation of a colliding winds short period binary


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tukd745
Author Prof Keith Mason
Description GT- In binaries where both components are massive OB or Wolf-Rayet Stars, the interaction between their winds will result in a shock front where a copious additional X-ray emission is generated. From the X-ray light curve of eclipsing colliding winds binary systems we can derive the mass loss rates of the two stars and investigate the hydrodynamical properties of the winds.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-08-17T03:33:49Z/2001-08-17T10:46:35Z
Version 17.56_20190403_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 2002-10-19T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-10-19T00:00:00Z, 010910, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tukd745