AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 35. Supernova Remnants in Nearby Galaxies
Topical Session Oral, Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 8:30-10:00am, 10:45am-12:30pm, Ruidoso/Pecos

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[35.06] Multi-Wavelength Observations of SNRs: Illuminating the ISM

E.A. Magnier (CFHT / IfA), S. Prins (ING Astronomy Group), W.H.G. Lewin (MIT), J. van Paradijs (University of Amsterdam )

Supernova explosions provide astronomers with a probe into the properties of the Interstellar Medium. The evolution of the resulting supernova remnant depends on the bulk characteristics of the ISM, while the observed spectral lines are sensitive to the conditions of the gas in the expanding shell. To take advantage of these probes, it is advantageous to observe SNRs in nearby galaxies where the distances are usually well-known, the remnants can be resolved, and there is typically substantially less extinction than in the Milky Way. We will discuss the implications of Optical, X-ray and Radio observations of the SNR populations of the two largest nearby galaxies, M31 and M33.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: eugene@cfht.hawaii.edu

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