|Title||Searching for XRBs in the Dwarf Irregular Phoenix Galaxy|
|Author||Prof Malcolm Coe|
|Description||Dwarf galaxies, both irregular and elliptical-spirals represent a key stage in the formation of galactic structures - possibly one of the earliest phases. Studies of such objects, and the formation of stars therein, is r^ant to research on stellar evolution, primordial abundances and the chemical evolution of galaxies in general. Through the X-ray channel it is possible to gain significant insight into the formation of evolved binary systems and hence the underlying star formation rates (SFR) over recent epochs. In this proposal we plan to extend out previous Chandra and XMM work on the SMC to another similar galaxy - Phoenix.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2010-08-18T00:00:00Z, 060135, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tjquwct|