A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 020381


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8iisanf
Description The earliest stages of the Sun.s life were fundamentally important for the formation of planetary seeds, physical and chemical processes in the Solar Nebula, the dissipation of left-over molecular material, the formation, distribution, and binding of water (e.g., in Oort-cloud comets, in the giant planets, or on Earth and Mars), and the chemistry of the forming planetary atmospheres. The principal goal of the present proposal is a study of the pre-main sequence high-energy life of our Sun by investigating a sample of stars of approximately one solar mass with known ages in the nearby Chamaeleon I star formation region. The large effective area of the XMM-Newton EPIC cameras allows us to conduct a spectroscopic X-ray study of the PMS X-ray Sun in Time.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-02-27T16:25:05Z/2004-09-29T02:32:21Z
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 2005-11-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-11-06T00:00:00Z, 020381, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8iisanf