A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 076109
Title X-ray pulsations of massive stars: XMM opens a new door to stellar physics


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-r5s0oqk
Author Dr Lidia Oskinova
Description With 355 ks of XMM time we propose to cardinally advance our knowledge of X-rays from beta Cep variables. This important class of massive stars provides the unique opportunity to study connections between photosphere and wind. This study is prerequisite to build up models, where the stellar atmosphere and interior are treated consistently. We propose to double the sample of stars with known X-ray pulsational behavior allowing to unravel the mechanisms coupling the inner and outer layers of star. We also propose to conduct the dedicated survey of beta Cep variables to find the correlations between X-ray and stellar properties. The new XMM data will bridge between asteroseismology and the physics of stellar winds, and revolutionize our understanding of massive stars.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-04-21T06:44:53Z/2015-09-19T19:17:24Z
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 2016-10-05T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2016, 076109, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-r5s0oqk