A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030531


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jo2f8u6
Author Dr Jeremy Drake
Description We propose to obtain the first high resolution X-ray spectra of the fastest
rotating stars outside of accreting systems: the secondaries of pre-cataclysmic
variables that are thought to have undergone common envelope evolution. The
resulting data will: (1) Provide C and N abundances with which to perform a
definitive test of common envelope evolution theory for pre-cataclysmic
binaries; (2) Probe the phenomenon of ..supersaturation. and coronal
morphology, temperature structure and abundances at rotation rates a factor of
two greater than studied to date. This coronal activity is responsible for the
angular momentum loss that ultimately leads to Roche lobe overflow and
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-01-25T18:14:25Z/2006-01-27T03:25:00Z
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 2007-02-12T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Jeremy Drake, 2007, 030531, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jo2f8u6