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Name 050401
Title Sleuthing X-ray Emission in Very Low Mass Dwarfs: Spectroscopy of VB 10
URL

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http://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-sl/servlet/data-action-aio?obsno=0504010201

DOI 10.5270/esa-xlhmuil
Author Dr Rachel Osten
Description The bulk of very low mass stars with X-ray detections in quiescence show a marked decline in chromospheric and coronal activity past a spectral type of M7, some objects display these emissions, suggesting a decrease in chromospheric and coronal heating efficiencies. Previous X-ray investigations have focussed mostly on detections, revealing evidence for low coronal temperatures. Yet, among active and inactive earlier spectral type M dwarfs, X-ray spectra show the presence of hot coronal plasma, thought to be related to the unknown coronal heating mechanism. We propose an observation with XMM-Newton to investigate the spectral distribution of coronal plasma in the M8 dwarf VB 10 as a way to constrain the coronal heating processes taking place in very low mass dwarfs.
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Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-04-06T12:14:52Z/2008-04-07T06:09:27Z
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 2009-06-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-06-05T00:00:00Z, 050401, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xlhmuil