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Name 067369
Title On the nature of the Northern shock of the supernova remnant G8.7-0.1


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0tttiyb
Author Dr Gerd Puehlhofer
Description G8.7-0.1 is a middle-aged Galactic supernova remnant (SNR) located inside the star-forming region W30. It shows various signs of high energy activity, seen through thermal X-ray radiation as well as through nonthermal high energy (E > 100 MeV) and very high energy (E > 100 GeV) emission. However, a concise picture of the different components seen in the SNR remains elusive, perhaps owing to the large angular size and the location in a crowded and absorbed area on the Galactic plane. We propose to extend our XMM-Newton observations on the Northern SNR shell, with the aim of constraining the shock conditions that led to the peculiar combination of low ionisation state and lack of morphological shock features.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-03-07T05:16:31Z/2012-03-07T14:55:00Z
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 2013-04-04T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-04-04T00:00:00Z, 067369, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0tttiyb