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Name 086340
Title X-rays in the prime of life\: High Energy Dose to Exo-Earths


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-6axgsec
Author Dr Scott Wolk
Description We propose XMM-Newton/EPIC observations of 14 recently discovered nearby
exoplanet hosts. Together, they host a combined 7 earth-like planets and 36
known planets overall. Many of the planets are located in or near the presumed
habitable zones of their host stars. The targets cover stellar types from F to
M. While a star.s photometric luminosity is important, the high energy UV/X-ray
irradiation from the corona is a major driver of photochemistry, upper
atmospheric heating, and atmospheric mass loss in exoplanets. We will obtain a
snapshot of the current temperatures and fluxes using EPIC-PN/MOS. These data
will start the process of understanding the possible paths of atmospheric
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2020-09-22T13:12:51Z/2021-04-21T06:09:10Z
Version 19.16_20210326_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 2022-05-21T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Scott Wolk, 2022, 086340, 19.16_20210326_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-6axgsec