|Title||XMM-NEWTON OBSERVATIONS OF JUPITER AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD|
|Author||Dr GRAZIELLA BRANDUARDI-RAYMONT|
|Description||Jupiter and its neighbourhood are an exceptionally interesting source of X-rays within the solar system. We propose to observe the planet and its Galilean moons over two XMM-Newton orbits. A good signal-to-noise RGS spectrum of Jupiter.s auroral .hot spots. will resolve the question of their origin: energetic ion precipitation from entirely inside the magnetosphere, or acceleration of captured solar wind ions in the outer magnetosphere. With EPIC we will study oscillations observed by Chandra in the hot spot emissions, and the asymmetries in Jupiter.s low-latitude X-ray emission first observed with ROSAT; we will study how Io.s and its Plasma Torus X-ray emissions vary with Io.s orbital phase about Jupiter, and we will obtain the first secure X-ray detections of all four Galilean satellites.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, 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, 2008-05-02T00:00:00Z, 020008, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-f2ax0iw|