|Title||Active Star Formation in the Norma Dark Cloud|
|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|
|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.
|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]|