A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 050371
Title Supernova Remnants in X-Rays and Infrared: 0453.1-66.55 and DEM L204


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-g5bipa5
Author Dr Kazimierz Borkowski
Description Recent observations of supernova remnants (SNR) with the Spitzer Space Telescope revealed that thermal dust emission dominates their infrared (IR) spectra. IR emission was detected mostly in X-ray bright SNRs, but it is also present in several older and fainter SNRs. We propose an X-ray study of two such IR remnants, 0453.1-66.55 and DEM L204. The origin of IR emission and the nature of these SNRs are not understood. X-ray imaging with the XMM-Newton EPIC camera will reveal location of the hot gas relative to optical and IR emission, allowing us to understand the origin of the IR emission. X-ray spectroscopy will provide as with temperatures and abundances of the hot gas. We will learn about dust content, energetics, and the evolutionary state of these unusual infrared SNRs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-07-20T13:20:19Z/2007-07-20T23:05:44Z
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 2008-09-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-09-27T00:00:00Z, 050371, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-g5bipa5