|Title||Is X-ray Aurora Produced by Magnetic Unloading?|
|Author||Dr William Dunn|
|Description||The combination of in-situ measurements from the Juno spacecraft and remote X-ray observations have provided tantalising clues towards the processes that permit rapidly-rotating magnetised bodies to produce X-ray aurora. Since Juno does not carry an X-ray instrument, AO 18 presents unique opportunities which may definitively identify the acceleration process-es that allow Jupiter to produce X-ray aurorae. We will:1. Identify whether magnetic unloading triggers the X-ray aurora by testing for correlations between X-ray auroral emissions and simultaneous Juno measurements of the plasma sheet. 2. Identify and quantify the auroral acceleration process-es at Jupiter by testing for correlations between X-ray spectral fluxes and in-situ electron and ion fluxes and multi-waveband observations.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, 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, 2021-04-22T00:00:00Z, 084281, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]|