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Name 067117
Title X-Ray and Radio Emission of the Galactic Supernova Remnant G7.7-3.7


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2hb3ar6
Author Mr Michael Smith
Description We propose to analyse the X-ray emission of the Galactic SNR G7.7-3.7, a virgul21.
radio SNR with a peculiar filamentary morphology with bright knots. The X-ray
emission, as detected by ROSAT and ASCA, seems to be confined to the east of the
radio shell, with its intensity increasing at the location of a bright radio
feature near the limb of the SNR and, interestingly, a compact X-ray source
coincident with a point-like radio structure. Combining the high quality XMM and
radio data will allow us to investigate the nature of the compact X-ray object
and discern between different scenarios which could give rise to the peculiar
morphology. The high spectral and spatial resolution X-ray data covering the
complete extent of SNR will also be used to constrain its age and energetics.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-03-12T08:59:21Z/2012-03-13T03:02:02Z
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 2013-04-04T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Mr Michael Smith, 2013, 067117, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2hb3ar6