A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 011112
Title X-ray Emission from Protostars SSC_20


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0u3vani
Author Dr Michael Watson
Description GT- Observations with ROSAT and ASCA have shown that X-rays can be efficiently detected from young objects deeply embedded in molecular clouds, extinction up to Av=40 or more, implying substantial X-ray luminosities: Lx=1E32-1E34 erg-s. X-rays are expected to strongly influence the physical state of the protostellar gas and dust, with new implications for the early solar system. We propose to obtain 1-10 keV spectra of two evolved protostars already known in X-rays, in order to accurately measure the plasma temperature and the extinction; we will also attempt to detect for the first time a very young protostar, still embedded in a thick circumstellar envelope.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-02-19T21:13:11Z/2001-04-09T16:04:59Z
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 2002-07-13T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-07-13T00:00:00Z, 011112, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0u3vani