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Name 011269
Title The Nature of the Vela SNR X-ray Emission


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xehacow
Author Dr Martin Turner
Description GT-We propose to observe two filaments in the shock region of the Vela Supernova Remnant which we have already observed in the optical and in the X-Ray band (with ROSAT-PSPC). We have found out that there is a strong evidence of shock- ISM inhomogeneities interaction, but the low spatial and spectral resolution of PSPC data prevented us to study the real nature of the X-ray emission. In particular, our primary goal is to carry on spatially resolved spectral analysis on a 1x1 arcmin resolution element of the post-shock region. This will allow us to discriminate clearly between the interaction processes, either evaporative or bow shock or secondary shocks, to derive the metal abundances behind the shock, and to understand the connection between different ISM phases.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-11-09T01:22:56Z/2001-11-09T10:11:07Z
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 2002-11-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-11-25T00:00:00Z, 011269, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xehacow