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Name 065225
Title X-rays at the Latest Stage of a Massive Star.s Life: A thorough study of WR6


DOI 10.5270/esa-mqu7s3r
Author Dr Lidia Oskinova
Description We propose to obtain the first high-resolution spectrum of a single Wolf-Rayet (WR) type star. WR stars are immediate progenitors of core-collapse SNe and GRBs. The low-resolution spectra accumulated by XMM-Newton and Chandra revealed that the X-ray emission of WR stars depends on yet unknown factors - wind anisotropy, magnetic field and rotation are possible suspects. The RGS spectrum of the X-ray brightest single WR star, WR 6, analyzed by means of comprehensive models, will unveil how X-rays are produced in WR stars. The wind shock origin of X-rays will be firmly proved or disproved. The unique capabilities of XMM-Newton will ^ate our knowledge about massive stars in their latest evolutionary stages to a qualitatively new level.
Publication High-resolution X-Ray Spectroscopy Reveals the Special Nature of Wolf-Rayet Star Winds . Oskinova, L. M., Gayley, K. G., et all. . ApJ . 747-25 . 2012 . 2012ApJ...747L..25O ,
The XMM-Newton-EPIC X-Ray Light Curve Analysis of WR 6 . Ignace, R., Gayley, K. G., et all. . ApJ . 775-29 . 2013 . 2013ApJ...775...29I ,
Serendipitous UV source catalogues for 10 years of XMM and 5 years of Swift . Yershov, V. N., . Ap&SS . 354-97 . 2014 . 2014Ap&SS.354...97Y ,
Probing Wolf-Rayet Winds: Chandra-HETG X-Ray Spectra of WR 6 . Huenemoerder, David P., Gayley, K. G., et all. . ApJ . 815-29 . 2015 . 2015ApJ...815...29H ,
The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
The nature of the companion in the Wolf-Rayet system EZ Canis Majoris . Koenigsberger, G., Schmutz, W., . A&A . 639-18 . 2020 . 2020A&A...639A..18K ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-10-11T02:26:51Z/2010-11-07T08:56:52Z
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 2011-11-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-11-30T00:00:00Z, 065225, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mqu7s3r