A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 072237
Title Disclosing the gamma-ray burst circumburst ambient with XMM-Newton


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xuygybx
Author Dr Sergio Campana
Description Long GRBs signal the death of massive stars. Their afterglow emission can be
used to probe the progenitor ambient through a detailed study of the absorption
pattern. This is done at optical wavelengths with impressive results. Detailed
studies of the absorption pattern imprinted in the X ray spectrum by the
circumburst material can be carried out, allowing us to shed light on the
material metallicity, composition and distance of the absorber. We propose to
continue observing bright Swift GRBs within 9 hr to derive with higher
significance an unbiased characterization of the circumburst material. For very
bright GRBs we can also search for WHIM features using the GRB as a lighthouse.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-10-28T01:02:00Z/2015-10-28T15:45:20Z
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 2016-11-20T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Sergio Campana, 2016, 072237, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xuygybx