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Name 065188
Title New Candidates for Supernova Remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-bif5thv
Author Dr Manami Sasaki
Description We propose observations of nine NEW candidates for SNRs in the LMC. These
sources were detected in ROSAT data and classified as candidates for thermal
SNRs based on their X-ray properties and radio counterparts. Using EPICs as the
primary instruments we will detect emission lines of ionized atoms
characteristic of thermal SNRs and determine the spatial extent. The high
sensitivity of XMM-Newton will allow to detect SNRs that are X-ray faint either
because of their age or the ambient medium and enlarge the sample of known SNRs
to lower brightness levels. We will thus be able to construct a more complete
X-ray luminosity function of SNRs in the LMC and will obtain information about
typical abundances, densities, and initial supernova energies in the LMC.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-05-02T08:38:20Z/2010-06-06T10:01:03Z
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 2011-06-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Manami Sasaki, 2011, 065188, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-bif5thv