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Name 074274
Title Search for X-ray Emission from AGB Stars in the Coronal Graveyard


DOI 10.5270/esa-ctqm0ts
Author Dr Rodolfo Montez
Description Maser observations demonstrate the existence of magnetic fields in the circumstellar envelopes of AGB stars. However, thus far, only 2-3 AGB stars have exhibited evidence for coronal X-ray emission. We have demonstrated that only the sensitivity of modern X-ray telescopes can detect magnetically-induced coronal emission and have identified a sample of AGB stars which are ideal candidates to search for such emission. Specifically, we have selected a sample of AGB stars with SiO maser emission, UV emission in at least one of the GALEX bandpasses, and low mass loss rates. The four selected AGB stars provide a pilot sample that optimally probes for coronal activity beyond the giant phase and that provides valuable tests for the launching and shaping of AGB mass loss.
Publication The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-04-16T11:32:00Z/2014-10-13T21:08:02Z
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 2015-11-03T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-11-03T23:00:00Z, 074274, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ctqm0ts