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Name 011302
Title Compact X-ray sources in supernova remnants


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5o6ffeu
Author Dr Bernd Aschenbach
Description GT- ASCA and ROSAT observations have revealed new compact X-ray sources in supernova remnants which based on the X-ray spectrum and follow-up radio and optical observations are considered candidates for neutron stars. We propose the objects in Puppis-A and N157B in the LMC to be deeply observed by XMM in order to get accurate spectra and photon statistics to search for pulsations or otherwise temporal changes.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-04-15T07:29:34Z/2001-11-20T08:46:37Z
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2003-02-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-02-27T00:00:00Z, 011302, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5o6ffeu