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Name 040435
Title Stripping of an Ejecta Fragment in the Vela Supernova Remnant


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0acv9fh
Author Dr Terrance Gaetz
Description Ejecta fragments from the nearby Vela supernova remnant provide a unique opportunity to examine supernova ejecta as they shock and finally merge into the interstellar medium (ISM). Fragment D is the largest and brightest such feature. We propose to map the distribution of the enriched material using four pointings covering the adjacent bow shock, the tail (including a peculiar spurshaped feature) and the adjacent SNR rim. The rim includes portions of a bright irregular ring which may be part of the transient exit wound produced by the interaction of the fragment with the shell. In combination with the existing pointing, these data will provide a much more complete picture of the interaction of an ejecta fragment with the SNR shell and the surrounding ISM.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-05-22T11:48:31Z/2007-04-27T00:52:47Z
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 2008-05-31T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-05-31T00:00:00Z, 040435, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0acv9fh