A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 074145
Title X-ray view of the supergiant shell in the Wing of the SMC galaxy


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-d13uxw0
Author Dr Lidia Oskinova
Description We propose to use EPIC to image the western rim of the supergiant shell SMC-SGS1 located in the Wing of the SMC. The 80 ks exposure is needed to study the interactions and feedback between the large scale ISM structures and star formation. We will uncover hot diffuse gas, SNRs and X-ray binaries close to the active star formation regions. The SMC Wing has low metallicity and low content of gas, dust, and stars. This is the closest region with properties that resemble conditions in the early Universe. It provides an ideal laboratory to investigate the effects of metallicity on ISM and star formation. New observations will lead to better understanding of the structure and evolution of the hot interstellar medium on galactic scales.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-03-24T04:44:19Z/2015-03-25T05:47:39Z
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 2016-04-14T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2016-04-14T22:00:00Z, 074145, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-d13uxw0