|Title||The mass of the white dwarf and physics of the accretion flows in CVs|
|Author||Prof Keith Mason|
|Description||GT- This is a survey of magnetic CVs, the goal of which is to determine their overall energy balance and, based on the temperature of the X-ray spectrum, the mass of the accreting white dwarf for a large sample of objects.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2, EMOS1, EMOS2|
|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, 2008-05-25T00:00:00Z, 010946, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mzgmbki|