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Paper: The XMM-Newton Surveys of the Magellanic Clouds
Volume: 470, 370 Years of Astronomy in Utrecht
Page: 245
Authors: Bomans, D. J.
Abstract: SMC and LMC are the nearest star forming galaxies and therefore provide a rich laboratory for studying stellar evolution and the interstellar medium. We were awarded with a large program at XMM-Newton to survey the full extend of the SMC and recently got a very large program at XMM-Newton to survey the inner 10 square degrees of the LMC. Together with our ground-based supporting observations (e.g. MCSF (our broad and narrow band photometric monitoring program) and follow-up at several southern observatories) we are now analysing a uniquely sensitive, high resolution, and complete dataset of the X-ray point source population, SNRs, and the diffuse hot gas of these two low metallicity galaxies.
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