A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 080208
Title Understanding the Evolution of Composite SNRs: An XMM Study of MSH 15-56


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pwncrpj
Author Dr Tea Temim
Description MSH 15-56 is the prototypical example of an evolved composite supernova remnant (SNR) consisting of a swept-up shell and a pulsar wind nebula (PWN) that appears to be disrupted by the supernova (SN) reverse shock (RS). Gamma-ray emission is detected at the position of the SNR that may be produced in the PWN-RS interaction. We propose a 336 ks XMM observation of the entire SNR, crucial for characterizing the properties of the ambient medium, the SN ejecta, and the PWN, and for uncovering the origin of the high-energy emission. The analysis will allow us to test our hydrodynamical models for the evolution of composite SNRs and significantly advance our general understanding of the late-phase structure and evolution of these systems.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-08-07T16:22:34Z/2018-02-13T19:19:08Z
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 2019-03-02T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2019-03-02T23:00:00Z, 080208, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pwncrpj