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Name 014196
Title Jets from protostars: a new class of astronomical X-ray sources


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1hc11uc
Author Dr Fabio Favata
Description Following our detection for the first time of X-ray emission from a shock associated with a protostellar jet (from L1551 IRS5) we propose to observe with XMM two shocks associated with protostellar jets for which previous (unreported) evidence of associated X-ray emission is present. The collecting area of XMM will allow good S-N X-ray spectra to be collected, allowing to determine whether X-ray emission is a general characteristic of protostellar jets as a class and to study the physical conditions in the two targets, also assessing their influence on the conditions of e.g. the protostellar accretion disk.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-02-15T17:01:18Z/2003-02-16T02:17:00Z
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 2004-03-21T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-03-21T00:00:00Z, 014196, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1hc11uc