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Name 060046
Title Simultaneous study of charge exchange at Mars with XMM-Newton and Mars Express
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DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2thxztr
Author Dr Konrad Dennerl
Description We propose to utilize the unique opportunity provided by the presence of Mars Express for the first ever combination of remote X-ray observations of solar wind charge exchange (SWCX) emission with simultaneous measurements of the solar wind at Mars. XMM-Newton is by far the best X-ray satellite for this kind of study. In a previous Mars observation, it has already provided the first direct, unambiguous detection of SWCX emission from the exosphere of another planet. This finding has consequences for X-ray astrophysics in general (plasma diagnostics and soft X-ray background), and is important for planetary evolution (atmospheric outgassing). It opens up a novel possibility of remote global imaging of planetary exospheres and their spatial and temporal variability.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-11-22T04:19:07Z/2009-11-25T01:20:00Z
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 2010-12-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-12-09T00:00:00Z, 060046, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2thxztr