A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 060135
Title Searching for XRBs in the Dwarf Irregular Phoenix Galaxy


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tjquwct
Author Prof Malcolm Coe
Description Dwarf galaxies, both irregular and elliptical-spirals represent a key stage in the formation of galactic structures - possibly one of the earliest phases. Studies of such objects, and the formation of stars therein, is r^ant to research on stellar evolution, primordial abundances and the chemical evolution of galaxies in general. Through the X-ray channel it is possible to gain significant insight into the formation of evolved binary systems and hence the underlying star formation rates (SFR) over recent epochs. In this proposal we plan to extend out previous Chandra and XMM work on the SMC to another similar galaxy - Phoenix.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-07-07T08:13:08Z/2009-07-07T21:30:06Z
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 2010-08-18T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-08-18T00:00:00Z, 060135, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tjquwct