|Title||INDUCED STAR FORMATION AROUND THE RUNAWAY O STAR AE AUR|
|Author||Dr FRANCESCO DAMIANI|
|Description||We propose to observe with EPIC the environment of the runaway O star AE Aur. This high proper motion star is presently crossing a dense region of the inter- stellar medium, giving rise to the emission nebula IC 405, and this is an ideal laboratory for the study of induced star formation, under the influence of a massive star alone. Newly formed protostellar objects, although embedded in their parental cloud, should be clearly detected in the proposed X-ray observation, on the basis of evidence from other star-forming regions. The proposed 50ks observation would therefore provide a clear test of the effecti- veness of induced star-formation processes around massive stars, much clearer than possible in the more complex environment of other star-forming regions.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2006-02-03T00:00:00Z, 020636, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-a80311z|