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Name 086495
Title Towards completing an EPIC collection of LMC supernova remnants


DOI https://doi.org/esa-[xxxxxxx]
Author Dr Pierre Maggi
Description We propose a Fulfil Programme to observe six known supernova remnants (SNRs) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Out of a large sample of 60, these sources are the last having insufficient X-ray observations available. By filling this gap, we will have the largest and most complete flux-limited set of SNRs in a galaxy observed with a single mission-instrument. This will provide an excellent benchmark for the comparison of SNR populations of galaxies in the Local Group and beyond. In addition, it will reveal the physical properties of each target, such as age, abundances, and progenitor type.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2021-01-11T12:56:01Z/2021-01-11T20:42:41Z
Version 18.02_20200221_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 2022-02-04T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2022-02-04T00:00:00Z, 086495, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/esa-[xxxxxxx]