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Name 082343
Title In-situ measurements of the heavy ion content of the elusive polar solar wind
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DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-olf82ei
Author Dr Konrad Dennerl
Description We propose to investigate the heavy ion content of the elusive polar solar wind by observing the cometary X-ray emission which results from charge exchange between solar wind heavy ions and cometary neutrals, thus providing in-situ information. We will utilize the favorable opportunity that AO-17 will be close to solar minimum, when the polar wind will have expanded to lower latitudes, and that one bright comet, 21P-Giacobini-Zinner, will be continuously observable for XMM and close to Earth on its way from +30 deg to -30 deg ecliptic latitude. This observation is perfectly tailored to XMM, as it makes full use of its high soft X-ray sensitivity, its spectral, temporal, and spatial resolution, its full field of view, and of all six (PN, MOS1, MOS2, RGS1, RGS2, OM) of its scientific instruments.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2018-07-07T14:00:00Z/2018-11-24T04:39:51Z
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 2019-12-19T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2019-12-19T23:00:00Z, 082343, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-olf82ei