A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 076255
Title Energy and Geometry of Jet-driven Explosions in the Local Universe


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-kijub8w
Author Dr Raffaella Margutti
Description We propose an in-depth study of a nearby long gamma-ray burst (GRB,z <0.4) with XMM. Our multi-wavelength effort (radio, optical, Swift-XRT and proposed XMM) is designed to extract the true energy and geometry of these explosions, and to reveal the activity of their central engines. This effort allows us to: (i) investigate whether sub-energetic GRBs share the same explosion mechanisms and central engines as ordinary GRBs; (ii) investigate what essential physical property enables only a small fraction of supernovae to harbor a relativistic GRB outflow; (iii) understand if jet-driven explosions are common in all supernovae. These objectives are only possible by expanding the current small sample of nearby GRBs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-07-16T19:00:53Z/2016-07-17T15:17:33Z
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 2017-07-23T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2017-07-23T22:00:00Z, 076255, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-kijub8w