A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 010926
Title LH9 and LH10: two LMC OB associations of different ages in one shot


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-uym4qq8
Author Prof Keith Mason
Description GT- Wang & Helfand (1991) reported the detection of diffuse X-ray emission from OB associations in the LMC with the Einstein observatory. Most of these associations are surrounded by H alpha rings or complex filaments, some of them, the so-called supergiant shells, extending over up to 1 kpc. Several of the associations exhibit shell-like X-ray morphologies which generally follow the H alpha emitting gas. According to the authors a significant part of the energy is provided by supernova remnants hitting the dense shells of young bubbles. This proposal is part of a comprehensive program aimed at the study of stars in different evolutionary stages and in environments with differeent metallicities.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-04-16T22:59:45Z/2001-09-17T11:03:13Z
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 2002-10-23T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-10-23T00:00:00Z, 010926, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-uym4qq8