Supernova remnants: the X-ray perspective

@article{Vink2011SupernovaRT,
  title={Supernova remnants: the X-ray perspective},
  author={Jacco Vink},
  journal={The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review},
  year={2011},
  volume={20},
  pages={1-120}
}
  • J. Vink
  • Published 2 December 2011
  • Physics
  • The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review
Supernova remnants are beautiful astronomical objects that are also of high scientific interest, because they provide insights into supernova explosion mechanisms, and because they are the likely sources of Galactic cosmic rays. X-ray observations are an important means to study these objects. And in particular the advances made in X-ray imaging spectroscopy over the last two decades has greatly increased our knowledge about supernova remnants. It has made it possible to map the products of… 
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