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Name 065369
Title An X-ray exploration of a wind bowshock from a single star


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0mx73em
Author Mr Victor Zabalza
Description BD+43 3654 is a very massive runaway star likely formed in the central region of Cygnus OB2 association. The interaction of its strong wind with the local interstellar medium has produced a bow shock that has been detected at the infrared with the MSX. Multifrequency VLA observations carried out by us show a radio structure clearly correlated with the MSX bow shock and a non-thermal component located at the infrared emission peak position. This indicates that a relativistic population of electrons is present in the shock. This particle population can produce a non-thermal X-ray component, in addition to the thermal component associated with the shocked gas. We propose to detect for the first time the X-ray emission from the bow shock produced by a runaway young hot star.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-05-08T08:04:21Z/2010-05-08T21:02:56Z
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 2011-05-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-05-25T00:00:00Z, 065369, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0mx73em