|Title||X-ray monitoring of SN 1987A SSC_13|
|Author||Dr Michael Watson|
|Description||GT- The X-ray flux of SN 1987A has been continuously rising since 1991. Observations in the X-ray, radio and optical indicate that the ejecta have now started to interact with the dense circumstellar material. When the supernova explosion reaches the SN ring nebula, a dramatic X-ray outburst is expected. Monitoring of SN 1987A with XMM can follow the development of a strong shock and study the chemistry in the ejecta. XMM is also best suited to detect a possible pulsar at the center of the remnant. This GTO is intended to be the first XMM observation of SN 1987A. Other observations have been proposed for A01.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, 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, 2002-09-19T00:00:00Z, 010466, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-sbn7ag4|