|Can brown dwarfs form in isolation? The neighborhood of FU Tau
|Dr Sonali Shukla
|Some theories for the formation of brown dwarfs require dynamical interactions with young stars in order to create brown dwarfs. The recent discovery of FU Tau, a brown dwarf binary seemingly born in isolation, suggests that such dynamical interactions may not be essential for the birth of brown dwarfs. We propose to verify whether this system formed alone by using XMM-Newton to search for previously undiscovered young stars in the vicinity of FU Tau.
|No observations found associated with the current proposal
|EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
|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
|European Space Agency, 2013, 067084, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-q3g8t9f