|Title||Testing Star-Planet Interaction in the Highly Eccentric System HD 80606|
|Author||Dr Scott Wolk|
|Description||Recent studies of systems with hot Jupiters have shown cases of enhanced activity likely related to the interaction of the host with its planet. We propose to study the extremely eccentric HD 80606 system with two XMM observations: one during periastron and one out of periastron, to discover if such interactions between the star and the planet manifest in X-rays at the closest planetary approach. This has implications for: i) magnetic interaction and reconnection occurring between star and planet, ii) mass transfer that could occur at the periastron, and iii) the overall X-ray activity of the host star and its feedback on the planet itself.|
|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, 2019-12-11T23:00:00Z, 082140, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-biy56lc|