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Name 067131
Title Disclosing the gamma-ray burst circumburst ambient with XMM-Newton


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7q5fqob
Author Dr Sergio Campana
Description Long GRBs signal the death of massive stars. The afterglow emission can be used to probe the progenitor ambient through a detailed study of the absorption pattern. This has been done at optical wavelengths with impressive results. We propose here to carry out similar studies in the X-ray band with high resolution spectroscopy. Taking advantage of Swift observations, we propose to trigger TOOs on selected bright GRBs within 1 d from their explosions. These data will allow us to have access to an unprecedented statistics. Detailed studies of the absorption pattern imprinted in the X-ray spectrum by the circumburst material as well as the host galaxy ISM can be carried out, allowing us to shed light on the material metallicity, composition and distance.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-01-03T12:50:15Z/2014-01-03T21:10:15Z
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 2015-01-27T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-01-27T23:00:00Z, 067131, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7q5fqob