A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 080281
Title Characterizing the Shocked Gas of Rigidly Rotating Magnetosphere Systems


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gaz5diu
Author Dr Jamie Lomax
Description Sigma Ori E-type objects are a class of massive, rapidly rotating stars that exhibit magnetically confined disks supplied by mass loss from their central star. Discrepancies between the observed disk geometry, the detailed location and amount of shocked gas in these disks, and the magnetic field morphology of these systems with predictions from rigid-field hydrodynamical models suggests our basic understanding of sigma Ori E-type objects is incomplete. We propose to use XMM-Newton to diagnose the shocked gas component in three sigma Ori E-type objects and compare their X-ray properties to other sigma Ori E systems to better understand the class as a whole.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2018-02-18T12:58:31Z/2018-02-18T18:21:51Z
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 2019-03-06T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2019-03-06T23:00:00Z, 080281, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gaz5diu