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Name 074494
Title Characterizing the high eneregy irradiation of the exoplanet Wasp-80 b


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nwfd1y5
Author Mr Michael Salz
Description We propose to measure the X-ray emission of the exoplanet host Wasp-80, which is the most promising candidate in the search for expanded hot Jupiter atmospheres. X-ray and EUV radiation is absorbed in planetary atmospheres and for close-in planets this leads to copious amounts of heating, causing expansion and mass-loss. To constrain models of these atmospheres, measurements of the high energy stellar emission in combination with transit spectroscopy are essential. Together with upcoming Chandra and HST observations the proposed program allows us to characterize the emission of eight host stars and identify the most promising targets for follow-up campaigns. Due to its recent discovery the best candidate, Wasp-80, is not contained in the Chandra observations.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-05-15T19:33:00Z/2014-05-16T00:41:20Z
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 2015-05-30T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-05-30T22:00:00Z, 074494, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nwfd1y5