|Title||Planet-Star Interactions in Eccentric Sytems|
|Author||Dr Dennis Bodewits|
|Description||Extrasolar planets orbiting on short orbital distances have violent planet-star interactions that determine their survival and evolution. We propose to utilize the unique geometry of giant planets in elliptical orbits to study planet-star interactions with XMM. Statistical surveys suggest an exponential relation between X-ray flux and the orbital distance, and we propose to measure X-ray variability along the orbits of various planetary systems. Our XMM observations will determine whether or not the planets have magnetospheres, sample the stellar wind and quantitatively assess planet-star interaction models. Even more so, these observations might evoke a new way of discovering exoplanets with XMM.|
|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, 2011-09-11T00:00:00Z, 065303, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2fdoa92|