A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 078208


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-06hlro9
Author Dr Katie Auchettl
Description The detection of non-thermal X-ray emission from supernovas remnants (SNRs) provides us a unique window to study particle acceleration at their shock-front. All of the virgul14 SNRs in which non-thermal X-ray synchrotron emission has been detected are shell-like in nature, and show no evidence of interaction with large nearby molecular clouds. We propose a deep XMM and NuSTAR observation of SNR G346.6-0.2, which is a rare case of a molecular cloud interacting, mixed-morphology SNR that shows non-thermal X-ray emission. These observations will allow us to constrain and characterise the power-law tail, better define the thermal X-ray properties across the remnant, determine the effect that a dense environment has these properties, as well as the plasma conditions which lead to nonthermal X-rays.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-09-04T16:07:23Z/2016-09-05T23:14:02Z
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 2017-09-23T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2017-09-23T22:00:00Z, 078208, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-06hlro9