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Name 050135
Title A Flashing X-ray Jet in the Symbiotic Star MWC560 and its central engine


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-svno97e
Author Dr Matthias Stute
Description Although jets are ubiquitous and important components in many different astrophysical systems, their formation remains very poorly understood. The pole-on jet in the symbiotic system MWC 560 serves as a Rosetta Stone for understanding pulsed, highly collimated, jets. We propose to use XMM-Newton for X-ray observations of the symbiotic star MWC 560. Due to its pole-on orientation, MWC 560 provides us with a unique opportunity to observe the launch site of the jet without intervening circumstellar obscuration, the shock-induced propagation of the jet, and its end point, where the ejecta merge into the jet head. Since sophisticated models of the jet have already been developed based on optical data, we can predict-interpret the X-ray emission of this object with reasonable confidence.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-09-27T02:17:38Z/2007-09-27T13:47:49Z
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 2008-10-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-10-26T00:00:00Z, 050135, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-svno97e