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Name 060322
Title G332.5-5.6: An Unusual Supernova Remnant with Circumstellar Interaction


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-b9fsve0
Author Dr Kazimierz Borkowski
Description We propose to observe G332.5-5.6, a puzzling supernova remnant with high radio polarization, central emission with bilaterally symmetric limbs, and evidence for enhanced nitrogen suggesting interaction with circumstellar material. Recent Suzaku observations of the center show a thermal spectrum with apparent subsolar abundances. Higher angular resolution, coupled with spectroscopy, is required to follow up this important object and allow the inference of basic SNR properties such as age and shock speed, and to identify any ejecta emission. XMM-Newton will image the central emission at ten times higher spatial resolution, and allow a search for morphological structure that can illuminate the spectral analysis.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-02-20T14:41:30Z/2010-02-21T02:47:14Z
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 2011-03-16T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-03-16T00:00:00Z, 060322, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-b9fsve0