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Name 050160
Title The 32 Ori association: a test for the star formation history in our vicinity


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wlzgxri
Author Dr Javier Lopez-Santiago
Description We propose observations with XMM-EPIC in two regions near Bellatrix (Gamma Ori). Both fields contain some weak-line T Tauri type stars (WTTS) which have been recently recognized as members of a nearby (virgul100 pc) young (virgul25 Myr) stellar association. Our goal is to study the young stellar population in our vicinity in order to understand the star formation history of the solar neighbourhood. Particular goals for this proposal are: i) to detect the faintest X-ray sources members of the association in those regions; ii) to study the X-ray properties of the most conspicuous sources and characterize the sample in terms of coronal emission; iii) to compare the results with those obtained in field stars in order to investigate the star formation history in the solar vicinity.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-03-14T15:21:29Z/2008-03-15T00:22:39Z
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 2009-04-03T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-04-03T00:00:00Z, 050160, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wlzgxri