|Title||Broad band observations of gamma-ray burst afterglows|
|Author||Dr Bruce Gendre|
|Description||We propose a broad band observation of three gamma-ray burst afterglows in order to constrain the physics of the fireball that produce the burst, the density profile and composition of the surrounding environment of the burst, and deduce properties about the stellar progenitor of the burst. This observation will be performed in co-ordination with ESO APEX and VLT telescopes. We request three observations of 50 kiloseconds each, starting 70 kiloseconds after the start of the burst, using the EPIC MOS and PN cameras.|
|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, 2012-12-22T00:00:00Z, 060140, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-sjwjbrs|