A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 014989
Title Observing the Highest Energy Emissions from Young Protostellar Jets


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xjgl9mx
Author Dr Eric Perlman
Description A bipolar jet outflow, observed in optical-IR atomic and molecular emission lines, is a hallmark of the formation of a new star. Recently, XMM-Newton and Chandra have found X-ray emission from two protostellar jets, at least one of which originates in a class 0-1 protostar. This emission is believed to be produced within the leading edge of shocks, by interactions with the ambient medium. The X-ray emission is believed to excite the UV-optical-IR line emission. Our targets, HH211 and HH212, are class 0 systems. Class 0 protostars are believed to be at their most powerful stage, and are therefore also expected to have the most powerful X-ray emission. These observations are critical to understanding the evolution and physics of protostellar jets.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-09-17T23:01:52Z/2003-09-18T12:40:24Z
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 2004-10-14T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-10-14T00:00:00Z, 014989, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xjgl9mx