A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 074430
Title In-depth investigation of the two oldest type Ia supernova remnants in the LMC


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-543x2du
Author Mr Pierre Maggi
Description We propose observations of 2 type Ia SNRs in the LMC. The targets have been serendipitously discovered at high off-axis angles in the XMM survey of the LMC, and appear to be the most evolved type Ia SNRs. Deep on-axis observations will provide key information in the study of type Ia SNe and their progenitors, and help us to understand the latest stage of a remnant. We will refine the measurement of the mass of Fe present in the remnants, and probe the central environment of type Ia SNRs. Improved X-ray images will enable the search for a surviving companion, and the study of spatio-spectral variations, revealing possible asymmetry of the SN explosion or ejecta stratification. Finally, faint X-ray shells can be detected, providing measurements of, or limits on, the age of the remnants.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-05-03T09:32:44Z/2014-05-04T10:30:34Z
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 2015-05-29T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-05-29T22:00:00Z, 074430, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-543x2du