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Name 020259


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-d9vnyvl
Description SN 1006 was shown by ASCA to be of a dual nature, with non-thermal emission coming from the bright limbs and fainter thermal emission coming from the center and the other sides. This is the best example we have of shock acceleration of cosmic-ray electrons to energies approaching the "knee" in the cosmic-ray spectrum. We have analysed the XMM-Newton pointings on SN 1006, and have measured for the first time the radial and azimuthal variations of the synchrotron emission. We propose to map the whole remnant with deeper exposures, allowing spectral analysis at a radial scale of 15" (about the XMM HEW) in the bright limbs and at a spatial scale of 2. in the interior.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-02-10T12:08:01Z/2004-02-11T00:15:03Z
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 2005-04-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-04-27T00:00:00Z, 020259, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-d9vnyvl