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Name 020090
Title THE MASSIVE PROTOSTAR IRAS16547-4247 AND ITS NON-THERMAL RADIO OUTFLOW
URL

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DOI 10.5270/esa-g40mfhf
Author Dr THIERRY MONTMERLE
Description We propose a 30 ksec EPIC observation of the luminous outflow source IRAS 16547-4247, recently discovered in the radio range. This is the first case of a radio outflow associated with a massive forming star. What makes this outflow remarkable is that it is associated with two symmetrical non-thermal radio lobes, emanating from a central thermal radio source interpreted as a collimated ionized jet. We want to investigate the relation between the radio, IR and X-ray emission, in particular the thermal (shock) vs. non-thermal (synchrotron) mechanisms, and compare with the microquasar XTE J1550-564, recently detected in X-rays, with which IRAS 16547-4247 shares intriguing observational similarities.
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Studying the non-thermal lobe...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-09-24T22:24:51Z/2004-09-25T06:20:05Z
Version 17.56_20190403_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 2005-10-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-10-22T00:00:00Z, 020090, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-g40mfhf