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Name 067109
Title The X-ray source populations of different stellar generations in the LMC


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-62hc8np
Author Dr Vallia Antoniou
Description We propose XMM-Newton observations of 8 regions of the LMC with the strongest "clean" star-formation episodes in the virgul6-50 Myr age range. These observations will probe the X-ray source populations in regions of different stellar content, down to a luminosity of virgul10^33 erg-s in our nearest star-forming galaxy. From their optical counterparts we will classify the X-ray sources as supergiants or Be-X-ray binaries (SG- or Be-XRBs), while based on X-ray spectra and timing analysis we will identify X-ray binary pulsars. These results will address the connection between stellar and different XRB sub-populations. The proposed observations will complement previous X-ray studies of the LMC as well as investigations in other galaxies where these faint XRB populations cannot be observed.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-02-04T11:53:10Z/2012-02-04T20:45:03Z
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 2013-02-18T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-02-18T00:00:00Z, 067109, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-62hc8np