A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 065414
Title Identifying Synchrotron-dominated Supernova Remnants


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xua8l9s
Author Dr Chi-Yung Ng
Description Non-thermal supernova remnants (SNRs) are important objects for the study of cosmic ray physics, however, due to the current limited sample, their overall properties are not clearly understood. We propose XMM observations to characterize the spectra of four candidate synchrotron-dominated shells. Any confirmation of non-thermal emission will allow the inference of maximum electron energies, while detecting thermal emission will provide information on the remnant age, ambient density, composition, and supernova type. Either case, or both, will further our understanding of SNR evolution and particle acceleration.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-03-15T10:08:27Z/2011-03-15T20:13:02Z
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 2012-04-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-04-06T00:00:00Z, 065414, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xua8l9s