A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 014963
Title Hot Gas in the Supergiant Shell LMC1


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nfahvo1
Author Dr Sean Points
Description Supergiant shells with diameters approaching 1000 pc may break through the gaseous disk of their host galaxy and inject chemically enriched hot gas into the galactic halo. Thus they play an important role in the global structure and evolution of the ISM. We have been conducting a multi-wavelength study of the supergiant shells in the Large Magellanic Cloud in order to understand their physical conditions and how they contribute to the hot ionized gas component of the ISM. We request XMM observations of the supergiant shell LMC1, which shows an HI hole in a coherent ionized gas shell, in sharp contrast to the supergiant shell LMC2 observed by XMM in AO1. The XMM observations will be supplements by optical and radio data for a full analysis of the physical structure of LMC1.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-09-16T09:56:43Z/2003-09-16T17:25:13Z
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 2004-10-11T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-10-11T00:00:00Z, 014963, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nfahvo1