A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 040397
Title Hot Gas in the Low-Metallicity Star-Forming Small Magellanic Cloud


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ebmwugk
Author Dr Rosa Williams
Description 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.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-03-12T20:01:34Z/2007-03-13T06:53:38Z
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 2008-03-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008, 040397, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ebmwugk