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Name 065164
Title An XMM-Newton Study of the Supernova Remnant G296.1-0.5


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qvphj4z
Author Dr Patrick Slane
Description G296.1-0.5 is a bright, relatively nearby supernova remnant whose spectrum and morphology indicate a complex shock structure associated with its interaction with a nonuniform medium. A partial-shell morphology is accompanied by a spectrum whose abundance properties are suggestive of an interaction with the wind from the massive progenitor. The low absorption and high luminosity make this an important remnant for the study of such a scenario. In addition, our initial observations reveal the presence of a bursting X-ray source whose properties may be similar to those of magnetars. We propose XMM-Newton observations to investigate the emission from the bright southwest portion of the remnant, for which our earlier observations were contaminated by soft proton flares.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-07-06T05:40:45Z/2010-07-06T09:49:22Z
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 2011-07-29T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-07-29T00:00:00Z, 065164, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qvphj4z