A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 067078
Title XMM Observations of High Velocity Clouds in the Magellanic Stream


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-l9npe15
Author Prof Robin Shelton
Description Recently, 3-4 keV X-rays were found near two High Velocity Clouds (HVCs). We propose to reexamine one of these regions, a cloud in the Magellanic Stream, and to extend the search to an additional cloud in the Magellanic Stream. If these HVCs do not induce X-rays, then they can be used as shadows in a search for X-rays from the warm-hot intergalactic medium.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-07-01T23:42:52Z/2011-07-02T16:47:21Z
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 2012-07-21T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-07-21T00:00:00Z, 067078, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-l9npe15