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Name 007514
Title The terminal braking of a relativistic jet: SS433


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-46pttj9
Author Dr Wolfgang Brinkmann
Description The X-ray knots in the SNR W50 are the sides of the terminal braking of the relativistic jets of SS433 and present a unique laboratory to study the physical processes by which astrophysical jets dispose their energy into the ISM. Previous X-ray missions could neither determine the nature nor did they allow a spatially resolved spectroscopy of the emission which is a direct indicator for the energy transfer mechanism. The XMM instruments ideally match the requirements for energy range, extent, spatial resolution, and sensitivity for this object. We propose two 25 ks pointings with the PN camera as prime instrument covering most of the eastern jet. The requested observations will allow the detailed spatially resolved spectral study of the jet - ISM interaction region.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-09-30T01:14:51Z/2004-10-04T09:40:44Z
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 2005-11-11T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-11-11T00:00:00Z, 007514, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-46pttj9