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A. Decourchelle, E. Costantini, et al.

Thanks to its spatially-resolved high-resolution spectroscopy capability, Athena will open a new discovery space by measuring the velocity, temperature, ionization state and composition of individual parcels of ejected material in the line of sight.

For the first time, the three-dimensional geometry and composition of hot ejectawill be revealed in young Galactic supernova remnant, providing unique observational constraints to explosion models of type Ia and core-collapse supernovae.

Athena also opens new exploring windows on prime SNR issues: shock physics and particle acceleration.

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Papers related with Athena

Your Athena related publications: Please inform us about your Athena related publications. They will posted in our web site and in the Athena social media.

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Overview papers

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Athena mission proposal and white paper

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Athena supporting papers

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