SN1987A: The X-ray remnant at age 25 years

David N. Burrows, Sangwook Park, Eveline A. Helder, Daniel Dewey, Richard McCray, Svetozar A. Zhekov, Judith L. Racusin, Eli Dwek

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Abstract

SN1987A is the best-studied core-collapse supernova in the sky. We know what the progenitor was, what the circumstellar environment was, and what the explosion looked like over a broad electromagnetic bandpass and in neutrinos. For over a decade, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has been monitoring SN1987A on a regular basis, obtaining resolved images of the developing interaction with the circumstellar material, as well as high resolution grating spectroscopy of the X-ray emission. We highlight the latest results from this campaign and discuss the overall picture of the remnant's structure that emerges from these observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDeath of Massive Stars
Subtitle of host publicationSupernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts
EditorsPeter W. A. San Antonio, Nobuyuki Kawai, Elena Pian
Pages71-74
Number of pages4
EditionS279
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS279
Volume7
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Burrows, D. N., Park, S., Helder, E. A., Dewey, D., McCray, R., Zhekov, S. A., ... Dwek, E. (2011). SN1987A: The X-ray remnant at age 25 years. In P. W. A. San Antonio, N. Kawai, & E. Pian (Eds.), Death of Massive Stars: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts (S279 ed., pp. 71-74). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 7, No. S279). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921312012719