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Name 008254
Title Search for the roots of the Cygnus Loop


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-drf7rbq
Author Dr Emi Miyata
Description We propose to observe the Cygnus Loop to investigate the progenitor star and study its roots. Based on the ASCA observation, we found that there was a metal rich plasma left in the core of the Loop. It must be a fossil of the supernova explosion. The relative abundance ratio suggested that the Cygnus Loop originated from the 25 Msun star expecting the production of a compact star. The scientific goal of the observation is to study the fossil: what the structure of the fossil is, how it is mixing with the ISM, what makes an asymmetry.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-11-25T22:55:01Z/2002-12-14T01:53:06Z
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 2005-01-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005, 008254, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-drf7rbq