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Name 060548
Title The interaction of the supernova remnant Kes 69 with a molecular cloud


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9rgdqab
Author Dr Marco Miceli
Description We propose to perform a single observation (50 ks) of the mixed-morphology supernova remnant Kes 69. Recent millimeter-wavelength observations proved that Kes 69 is interacting with a molecular cloud and X-ray emitting knots have been observed in the interaction region with ROSAT. Clumps of SNR ejecta moving in a dense cloud are predicted to produce a non-thermal knotty emission characterized by strong lines. This effect has been observed only in IC 443 and with the ROSAT dara it is not possible to perform a spatially resolved spectral analysis on the knots in Kes 69. We aim at studying the physical conditions of the plasma in the interaction region. We will also study the inner part of the remnant to investigate the presence of ejecta, recently detected in other mixed-morphology SNRs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-10-08T23:17:57Z/2009-10-09T16:54:57Z
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 2010-11-14T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-11-14T00:00:00Z, 060548, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9rgdqab