A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 086198
Title Active Star Formation in the Norma Dark Cloud


DOI https://doi.org/esa-[xxxxxxx]
Author Dr Stephen Skinner
Description The filamentary dark cloud in Norma is undergoing active star-formation as revealed by a diverse population of protostars, T Tauri stars, Herbig-Haro objects (HH 56-57), and the peculiar young star V346 Nor. We propose to obtain the first pointed X-ray observation of the Norma cloud. The deep EPIC exposure in combination with archival IR data will allow us to identify, classify, and map the spatial distribution of X-ray emitting young stellar objects (YSOs) in the cloud for the first time. We will characterize the X-ray emission of the eruptive star V346 Nor, which shows similarities to FU Orionis stars. EPIC will provide a sensitive search for soft X-ray emission from shocked plasma in HH 56-57, as detected in other HH jets.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2021-02-28T15:57:04Z/2021-03-01T15:07:04Z
Version 18.02_20200221_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 2022-04-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2022-04-06T00:00:00Z, 086198, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/esa-[xxxxxxx]