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Name 069012
Title Catching A Symbiotic Star.s Pulsed Jet in the Act: X-Ray Observations of MWC560


DOI 10.5270/esa-5ra1b6h
Author Dr Matthias Stute
Description Although jets are ubiquitous and important components in many different astrophysical systems, their formation remains very poorly understood. The pole-on jet in the symbiotic system MWC 560 serves as a Rosetta Stone for understanding pulsed, highly collimated, jets. We propose to use XMM for X-ray observations of the symbiotic star MWC 560. It provides us with a unique opportunity to observe the launch site of the jet, the shock-induced propagation of the jet, and its end point, where the ejecta merge into the jet head. We detected with XMM a hard component from the accretion site and a soft component associated with the jet. Further observations are required for solving questions concerning the accretion process and for characterizing the soft component.
Publication The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
Regulation of accretion by its outflow in a symbiotic star: the 2016 outflow fast state of MWC 560 . Lucy, Adrian B., Sokoloski, J. L., et all. . MNRAS . 492-3107 . 2020 . 2020MNRAS.492.3107L ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-04-12T02:39:50Z/2013-04-12T20:22:30Z
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 2014-04-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-04-27T00:00:00Z, 069012, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5ra1b6h