A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 080193
Title Joining Juno in Exploring Jupiter.s Aurora


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9u5iens
Author Mr William Dunn
Description Over the next year, NASA.s Juno spacecraft will fly through the magnetospheric regions that trigger Jupiter.s X-ray aurora. This provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to connect X-ray observations with simultaneous in-situ measurements of the magnetic and particle environment that produce those emissions. Given that Juno has no X-ray instrument, we propose to augment Juno with high spectral resolution XMM-Newton observations to answer 4 long-standing questions: 1)What acceleration processes lead to Jupiter.s X-ray aurora? 2)How do in-situ conditions and particle fluxes relate to observed X-ray spectra? 3)Is Jupiter.s X-ray aurora produced by solar wind or magnetosphere particles? 4)How do Jupiter.s X-rays relate to other wavebands?
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-06-18T19:45:25Z/2019-04-02T23:02:28Z
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 2020-05-06T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2020-05-06T22:00:00Z, 080193, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9u5iens