|Title||An X-ray survey of the Magellanic Bridge|
|Author||Mr Lee Townsend|
|Description||We propose EPIC observations of 3 fields in the Magellanic Bridge - the extended region joining the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds - with the aim of characterising recent star formation through the X-ray binary population. Together with already available optical photometry, these observations are central to our understanding of how the environment (e.g. local metallicity, gas content) affects star formation and evolution in turbulent intergalactic environments. For X-ray sources detected in outburst, these observations will permit rigorous study of individual sources through spectral and temporal analysis, while fainter and quiescent sources will be detected and identified through hardness ratios, variability and optical follow-up, allowing us a first look at the faint end of this unique population.|
|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, 2013-03-01T00:00:00Z, 067411, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-udf7o13|