|Title||A search for the young and energetic pulsar in G328.4+0.2|
|Author||Dr Bryan Gaensler|
|Description||The pulsar-powered nebula G328.4+0.2 is one of the largest and most luminous such sources known, its properties implying the presence of a very young, energetic and rapidly-spinning pulsar within. We here propose to search for pulsations from this unseen pulsar using EPIC-pn. We expect this source to be at the extreme of phase space for young pulsars, and its discovery would thus make an important contribution towards understanding the birth properties of these objects.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2004-04-02T00:00:00Z, 014338, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5krav73|