|Title||An XMM Study of SNRs Discovered with the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey|
|Author||Prof Samar Safi-Harb|
|Description||Increasing the sample of neutron star-SNR associations is needed to study the dynamics and evolution of supernova explosions of massive stars and to unveil the properties of their collapsed cores. Four young low-surface brightness SNRs were recently discovered with the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey. All four SNRs are believed to be the remnants of core-collapse explosions, young, and harbor ROSAT or Chandra point sources. We here propose to observe these SNRs with XMM-Newton in order to primarily detect and characterize their X-ray emission. Their low-surface brightness, high column density, size, age, and lack of X-ray spectral information, make XMM the best satellite to date to perform this study.|
|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, 2006-12-15T00:00:00Z, 030713, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7cxrele|