|Title||High energy irradiation and mass loss on the super earth GJ 1214b|
|Author||Ms Lalitha Sairam|
|Description||We propose to observe the transiting super-earth system GJ 1214 for 25 ks with XMM-Newton. GJ 1214 is located 13 pc from Earth and shows the deepest visual-band transit of all close super-earths. The system is a suitable target for observations and, thus, a test-case for planetary and atmospheric modeling. The proposed observation will allow us to characterize the X-ray and UV emission of the host star, estimate the mass-loss rate and history of the planet, constrain models of GJ 1214b s atmosphere, and, finally, prepare the ground for more intensive follow-up studies.|
|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, 2014-10-10T00:00:00Z, 072438, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jt8jafn|