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Name 074407
Title Determining the star formation efficiency in shock-induced star-forming regions


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0dvrwsz
Author Dr Javier Lopez-Santiago
Description The passage of an ionization front trough a dense molecular cloud can trigger star formation in the region. The efficiency of the mechanism of star formation is found to be on the order of a few percents in some giant molecular clouds, but very little is known about the star formation efficiency and lifetimes of shock-induced star-forming regions. We propose to observe the cometary cloud Lynds 1622, where star formation has been likely induced by the interaction of the cloud with the Ori OB1 Association ionization front. Our aim is to determine the efficiency of star formation in this cloud through the robust determination of the stellar census of the region.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-09-30T17:15:55Z/2014-10-01T08:10:55Z
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 2015-10-20T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-10-20T22:00:00Z, 074407, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0dvrwsz