A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 072163
Title W44: Mapping Spectral Morphology with XMM-Newton


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2985a92
Author Dr Randall Smith
Description We propose a 300 ksec observation of the canonical mixed-morphology supernova remnant (MM SNR) W44, designed to localize and map the recently-discovered over-ionized plasma via its characteristic radiative recombination continuum and enhanced emission lines. XMM-Newton is the only satellite with the effective area and spatial resolution needed to effectively find the origin of this plasma component. These results will be combined with our existing efforts to create three dimensional magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) models of MM SNR and reveal the source of this intriguing SNR category that may account for much of the turbulence and triggered star formation in molecular clouds.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-10-18T00:07:22Z/2013-10-24T22:56:05Z
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 2014-11-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-11-15T00:00:00Z, 072163, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2985a92