A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 020347


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-m2k7ok7
Description We propose to map the supernova remnant (SNR) RX J1713.7-3946 (G347.3-0.5) and its complex environment within 8 pointings of 15 ks to investigate what is the most powerful cosmic-ray accelerator actually known. Our objectives are 1) to map and diagnostic accurately the spectral variations of the synchrotron emission and to investigate the origin of the TeV emission (in the northwest), 2) to determine the morphology and spectral characteristics of the X-ray source associated with the northeast cloud (within the EGRET error box) and its relation with the SNR, 3) to compare how particle acceleration proceeds when the SNR is interacting with molecular clouds (in the north) or with tenuous ISM (in the south), 4) to search for the unrevealed thermal emission over the SNR.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-03-25T08:02:28Z/2004-03-25T18:17:48Z
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 2005-05-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-05-09T00:00:00Z, 020347, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-m2k7ok7