|Title||Jets from protostars: a new class of astronomical X-ray sources|
|Author||Dr Fabio Favata|
|Description||Following our detection for the first time of X-ray emission from a shock associated with a protostellar jet (from L1551 IRS5) we propose to observe with XMM two shocks associated with protostellar jets for which previous (unreported) evidence of associated X-ray emission is present. The collecting area of XMM will allow good S-N X-ray spectra to be collected, allowing to determine whether X-ray emission is a general characteristic of protostellar jets as a class and to study the physical conditions in the two targets, also assessing their influence on the conditions of e.g. the protostellar accretion disk.|
|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, 2004-03-21T00:00:00Z, 014196, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1hc11uc|