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Name 076192
Title The XMM-Newton - Kepler Flare Survey


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-w6cbdso
Author Dr Jeremy Drake
Description The Kepler K2 mission offers a unique chance to obtain the first simultaneous X-ray and white light observations of flares on samples of active, coeval, main-sequence stars. A large XMM-Newton program will provide X-ray flare energies and statistics for flares on stars covering a range of spectral types in the Pleiades (125virgulMyr) and Praesepe (600virgulMyrs). Chandra observations of the small regions of these clusters are already approved. The results will be important for understanding flare energy release on stars through time, the impact of stellar flares and activity on exoplanets, and the fundamental efficiency of magnetic dynamos in dissipating energy.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-02-10T15:30:46Z/2015-05-12T16:54:59Z
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 2016-05-26T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2016-05-26T22:00:00Z, 076192, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-w6cbdso