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Name 087101


DOI https://doi.org/esa-[xxxxxxx]
Author Dr Kirill Sokolovsky
Description We propose a 60ks observation for one new GeV bright nova to explore the particle acceleration and gamma-ray production mechanisms. We will constrain the particle acceleration efficiency by comparing thermal X-ray to GeV luminosity and search for predicted non-thermal X-rays. Understanding shocks in novae is r^ant for other shock-powered transients including Type IIn supernovae, tidal disruption events and stellar mergers. NuSTAR is the only instrument capable of detecting X-rays from novae simultaneously with the GeV emission (the lower energy X-rays accessible to other focusing instruments are hidden by the nova shell at these times). The observations should be conducted now to take advantage of the simultaneous operations with Fermi-LAT.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2020-09-23T11:05:36Z/2020-09-23T21:22:50Z
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 2021-10-20T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2021-10-20T00:00:00Z, 087101, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/esa-[xxxxxxx]