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Name 072479
Title Sampling the solar sind at solar maximum in 3D with comets


DOI 10.5270/esa-vdkenol
Author Dr Konrad Dennerl
Description We propose to utilize comets as natural space probes for sampling the heavy ion content of the solar wind at solar maximum in 3D, by investigating the X-ray emission which results from charge exchange interactions between solar wind ions and cometary neutrals. The solar maximum is particularly well suited for such studies. During AO-12, which coincides with solar maximum, 4 comets will be favorably placed for XMM-Newton: C-2011 L4 (PANSTARRS), 2P-Encke, C-2012 S1 (ISON), and 154P-Brewington, sampling the solar wind between 10 deg and 75 deg heliographic latitude. This proposal makes full use of the spectral, temporal, and spatial resolution of XMM-Newton, of its full field of view, and of all its six (PN, MOS1, MOS2, RGS1, RGS2, OM) scientific instruments.
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Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-05-25T02:30:34Z/2013-10-09T08:17:59Z
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 2014-10-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-10-26T00:00:00Z, 072479, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vdkenol