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Name 082092
Title X-ray Spur in the Large Magellanic Cloud


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h5avstz
Author Prof Manami Sasaki
Description The LMC hosts the giant HII region 30 Doradus and the very massive stellar cluster R136. Observations suggest that a collision of large HI structures has triggered the formation of R136. The ROSAT LMC survey revealed a large diffuse structure extending from 30 Dor to the south, called the X-ray spur, which fills about 1-20 of the LMC and emits soft thermal X-rays. It seems to be located between the colliding HI gas, with the western edge coinciding with the location where the HI components meet. We propose observations of the X-ray spur with XMM-Newton to study the hot plasma with the aim to understand whether colliding large gas structures can trigger the formation of very massive stars and the heating of such a large part of the ISM.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2018-10-27T10:10:09Z/2018-10-28T01:06:49Z
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 2019-11-12T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2019-11-12T23:00:00Z, 082092, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h5avstz