|Hot Gas in the Low-Metallicity Star-Forming Small Magellanic Cloud
|Dr Rosa Williams
|The hot phase of the interstellar medium in a galaxy is produced by the energy feedback of massive stars. Although the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) offers an ideal laboratory for the study of hot gas generated by active star formation in a low metallicity environment, there have as yet been few studies of this diffuse component. Thus, we propose medium-depth XMM-Newton observations of 5 previously unobserved fields along the main body of the SMC. These fields contain regions of active star formation. The mechanical energy of stellar winds and supernovae from massive stars have created interstellar structures filled with hot gas, on a variety of scales. We will analyze the X-ray and multi-wavelength data to quantitatively assess the stellar energy feedback.
|No observations found associated with the current proposal
|EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
|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
|European Space Agency, 2008, 040397, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ebmwugk