|Hidden Dust in the Core-Collapse Supernova Remnant E0102
|We propose to map emission from cold (&amp;lt;30 K), newly-formed dust in the ejecta of the core-collapse supernova remnant 1E 0102.2-7219 (E 0102) using Herschel PACS observations. E 0102 is a key object for understanding supernova dust production: it is one of few remnants where we have clear evidence of dust formation from mid-IR observations of virgul10^-3 solar masses of hot dust in the reverse shocked ejecta. A large fraction of the newly-formed dust, however, may be located in the central, unshocked ejecta and its cold temperatures have kept it hidden at mid-IR wavelengths thus far. Observations with PACS at 70, 100 and 160 microns have the sensitivity and angular resolution to measure the mass of dust in the unshocked ejecta of E 0102 for the first time. With the observations proposed here, we will either discover a reservoir of cold dust in E 0102 or provide a direct counter-example to recent theoretical and observational studies that suggest supernovae are important sources of ISM dust.
|Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009! It is the fourth 'cornerstone' mission in the ESA science programme. With a 3.5 m Cassegrain telescope it is the largest space telescope ever launched. It is performing photometry and spectroscopy in approximately the 55-671 µm range, bridging the gap between earlier infrared space missions and groundbased facilities.
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|European Space Agency
|European Space Agency, 2013, OT2_ksandstr_3, SPG v14.2.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5cudf0e