|Title||A Survey of X-Ray Emission from AGB Stars with FUV Excesses (fuvAGB stars)|
|Author||Dr Raghvendra Sahai|
|Description||Based on the exciting results of small pilot X-ray surveys, we propose an extended survey for X-ray and UV emission from AGB stars that are candidates for having binary companions with active accretion. These objects were identified via our innovative technique to search for FUV-NUV excesses in AGB stars using GALEX. This survey will result in the first catalog of co-eval X-ray and UV observations of AGB stars, and characterization of this high-energy emission (e.g., X-ray temperature, luminosity, variability). The survey will enable the development of models for the origin of these newly-discovered high-energy phenomena in AGB stars, and lead to vital breakthroughs in our understanding of accretion-related phenomena and binarity in AGB stars.|
|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, 2018-01-10T23:00:00Z, 078301, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-c1f8rq0|