|Title||Energy source and pre-explosion progenitor evolution of SuperLuminous Supernovae|
|Author||Dr Raffaella Margutti|
|Description||With bolometric luminosities reaching Lvirgul10^45 erg-sec, the new class of Super Luminous Supernovae (SLSNe) outshine ordinary SNe a factor 100 and represent the death of the most massive stars in our Universe. Their exceptional luminosity requires exotic explosion mechanisms and-or sources of energy whose nature is unclear. Here we propose a continuation of our successful XMM program to map their X-ray emission down to unprecedented limits as part of our multi-wavelength effort through our programs on the VLA (radio), Swift (UV) and optical-NIR facilities. The final aim is to: (i) Pin down the energy source of SLSNe; (ii) Map the diversity of the pre-explosion evolution of their progenitors.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2018-01-19T23:00:00Z, 078250, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-y0w5hao|