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Name 055565
Title Accretion-driven X-rays from low-mass classical T Tauri stars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0zel6fr
Author Dr Antonio Maggio
Description We propose to obtain a good quality high-resolution X-ray spectrum for the
M-type classical TvirgulTauri star (CTTS) VVvirgulSco. Our goal is to investigate the
characteristics of the X-ray emitting plasma in a star-disk system with a very
low mass accreting star. The proposed XMM observation will allow us to test
different scenarios proposed to explain accretion-driven X-rays in
pre-main-sequence stars, and hence to improve our understanding of the
mechanisms and physical conditions which regulate the accretion process in CTTSs
and its possible influence on the coronal emission.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-08-30T02:15:09Z/2008-09-02T07:25:41Z
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 2009-10-03T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Antonio Maggio, 2009, 055565, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0zel6fr