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Name 015022
Title XMM-Newton Studies of a New Sample of Young X-ray Emitting Galactic SNRs
URL

https://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-sl/servlet/data-action-aio?obsno=0150220101

DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mznrwuv
Author Dr John P. Hughes
Description We propose to study a small sample of Galactic supernova remnants that we have recently discovered to be X-ray emitters. The sample consists of ejecta-dominated SNRs as well as ones with normal composition. The proposed XMM observations will be an order of magnitude deeper than existing X-ray data. The specific goals of the XMM study are to (1) measure accurate values for the elemental abundances, (2) determine the evolutionary state of the remnants from their X-ray emission properties (e.g., temperature, ionization timescale, flux), and (3) search for hard X-ray sources that might be pulsars or embedded plerions.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-10-03T12:47:15Z/2002-10-03T21:19:35Z
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 2003-11-07T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-11-07T00:00:00Z, 015022, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mznrwuv