A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 069039
Title Spatially Resolved X-ray Spectrsocopy of the Wind-Blown Bubble NGC 2359


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-eg7pqoh
Author Dr Svetozar ZHEKOV
Description Fast winds from massive stars create large cavities in the surrounding interstellar medium filled with hot gas, known as Wind-Blown Bubbles (WBB). We propose to obtain EPIC imaging spectroscopy of the WBB NGC 2359. Thanks to the EPIC excellent sensitivity, we will: (i) obtain a high quality CCD spectrum which can be used to constrain the temperature of the hot plasma and the efficiency of thermal conduction across the bubble wall, (ii) determine the spatial distribution and properties of X-ray emitting plasma, (iii) test and refine shock physics models of WBB by a direct confrontation of their results with observations; (iv) study the X-ray properties of the presumably single WR star WR 7.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-04-09T13:34:52Z/2013-04-10T20:26:47Z
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 2014-04-18T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-04-18T00:00:00Z, 069039, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-eg7pqoh