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Name 074180
Title New Candidates for Supernova Remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud
URL

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DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-u2s04kc
Author Dr Patrick Kavanagh
Description We propose observations of five new candidates for X-ray supernova remnants (SNRs) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), which were detected in ROSAT data and classified as SNR candidates based on their X-ray, radio, and optical properties. Five sources have already been observed (AO9 and AO12, Prop. IDs 65188 and 72044; AO11, VLP-LMC survey) and confirm the reliability of our candidate selection. The high sensitivity of XMM-Newton will allow us to detect SNRs that are X-ray faint due to their age or ambient medium, and complete the sample of known SNRs to lower fluxes. We will thus be able to perform statistical studies by, e.g., constructing a more complete X-ray luminosity function of SNRs in the LMC and will obtain information about typical abundances, densities, and initial supernova energies.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-05-17T01:56:25Z/2014-06-08T14:16:33Z
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 2015-06-30T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-06-30T22:00:00Z, 074180, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-u2s04kc