|Title||Newly-Discovered Regions of Star Formation in Serpens and Perseus|
|Author||Dr Geoffrey Blake|
|Description||We shall obtain EPIC observations of two fields in Serpens centered on newly discovered regions of recent star formation. Spitzer IR maps of these regions reveal dense molecular gas and numerous previously unknown PMS stars, diverse in both mass and age. Comparison of the IR disk and X-ray coronal properties will allow detailed characterization of the individual stars and investigation of evolutionary trends in different regions. Young stars are strong X-ray emitters throughout their PMS evolution, from embedded protostars to older dust-free (and hence IR-faint) PMS stars. X-ray emission provides an excellent method of tracing the entire PMS population and investigating the star formation histories of these regions and the processes controlling the fragmentation and formation of stars.|
|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, 2009-06-10T00:00:00Z, 050324, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-dkaucsv|