A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 055563
Title Energy partition in SN 1006: thermal gas, relativistic particles, magnetic field


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xewpkga
Author Dr Anne Decourchelle
Description We propose to carry out a deep 1 Ms XMM-Newton observation of the entire SN 1006 supernova remnant (SNR) for a major breakthrough in answering key questions on the physics of SNRs, related to particle acceleration at their shock, magnetic field amplification, heating of the electrons and ions at the shock, abundances and distribution of the chemical elements in the ejecta. This historical type Ia SNR exhibits a dual nature in X-rays with a bipolar non-thermal morphology like in radio, superposed on a fainter extended thermal emission. It is one of the best examples of shock acceleration of cosmic-ray electrons to energies approaching the "knee. of the cosmic-ray spectrum and gathers the most important issues concerning SNR physics.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-07-31T03:42:44Z/2009-02-21T03:45:38Z
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 2010-04-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-04-01T00:00:00Z, 055563, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xewpkga