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dc.contributor.authorZhekov, Svetozar A.
dc.contributor.authorMcCray, Richard
dc.contributor.authorDewey, Dan
dc.contributor.authorCanizares, Claude R.
dc.contributor.authorBorkowski, Kazimierz J.
dc.contributor.authorBurrows, David N.
dc.contributor.authorPark, Sangwook
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-11T18:40:02Z
dc.date.available2010-02-11T18:40:02Z
dc.date.issued2009-02
dc.date.submitted2008-04
dc.identifier.issn0004-637X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/51724
dc.descriptionHigh-Resolution X-Ray Spectroscopy of SNR 1987A: Chandra Letg and HETG Observations in 2007 Svetozar A. Zhekov, Richard McCray, Daniel Dewey, Claude R. Canizares, Kazimierz J. Borkowski, David N. Burrows, and Sangwook Park 2009 ApJ 692 1190-1204 doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/692/2/1190. (C)2009 The American Astronomical Society.en
dc.description.abstractWe present an extended analysis of the deep Chandra LETG and HETG observations of the supernova remnant 1987A (SNR 1987A) carried out in 2007. The global fits to the grating spectra show that the temperature of the X-ray emitting plasma in the slower shocks in this system has remained stable for the last three years, while that in the faster shocks has decreased. This temperature evolution is confirmed by the first light curves of strong X-ray emission lines and their ratios. On the other hand, bulk gas velocities inferred from the X-ray line profiles are too low to account for the postshock plasma temperatures inferred from spectral fits. This suggests that the X-ray emission comes from gas that has been shocked twice, first by the blast wave and again by shocks reflected from the inner ring of SNR 1987A. A new model that takes these considerations into account gives support to this physical picture.en
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Astronomical Societyen
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/692/2/1190en
dc.rightsArticle is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.en
dc.sourceClaude Canizares via Gail Monahanen
dc.titleHIGH-RESOLUTION X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY OF SNR 1987A: CHANDRA LETG AND HETG OBSERVATIONS IN 2007en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.citationHigh-Resolution X-Ray Spectroscopy of SNR 1987A: Chandra Letg and HETG Observations in 2007 Svetozar A. Zhekov, Richard McCray, Daniel Dewey, Claude R. Canizares, Kazimierz J. Borkowski, David N. Burrows, and Sangwook Park 2009 ApJ 692 1190-1204 doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/692/2/1190. (C)2009 The American Astronomical Society.en
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physicsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Researchen_US
dc.contributor.approverCanizares, Claude R.
dc.contributor.mitauthorDewey, Dan
dc.contributor.mitauthorCanizares, Claude R.
dc.relation.journalAstrophysical Journalen
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden
dspace.orderedauthorsZhekov, Svetozar A.; McCray, Richard; Dewey, Daniel; Canizares, Claude R.; Borkowski, Kazimierz J.; Burrows, David N.; Park, Sangwooken
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5769-8441
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