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Name 040573
Title XMM-Newton Observations of Young Energetic Supernovae


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8ifeph4
Author Prof Alex Filippenko
Description In the entire history of X-ray astronomy, only about two dozen core-collapse supernovae (SNe) have been detected at ages of days to years old. Of these, only a handful have been well-followed temporally. Few general trends have emerged, and there is a clear need for better X-ray coverage at ages of virgulyears. Two SN subclasses stand out as deserving of particular attention, namely, the type Ic SNe, which have been associated with long-duration gamma-ray bursts, and the type IIn SNe, which are very poorly understood but have the highest X-ray luminosities seen in SNe. We propose observations of a number of interesting SNe of these subclasses at ages between one and five years.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-06-14T07:59:52Z/2007-01-30T02:01:39Z
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 2008-03-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-03-06T00:00:00Z, 040573, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8ifeph4