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Name 060140
Title Broad band observations of gamma-ray burst afterglows


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-sjwjbrs
Author Dr Bruce Gendre
Description We propose a broad band observation of three gamma-ray burst afterglows in order
to constrain the physics of the fireball that produce the burst, the density
profile and composition of the surrounding environment of the burst, and deduce
properties about the stellar progenitor of the burst. This observation will be
performed in co-ordination with ESO APEX and VLT telescopes. We request three
observations of 50 kiloseconds each, starting 70 kiloseconds after the start of
the burst, using the EPIC MOS and PN cameras.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-12-09T22:29:22Z/2011-12-10T13:26:21Z
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 2012-12-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Bruce Gendre, 2012, 060140, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-sjwjbrs