A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 014340
Title PSR B1338-62 and SNR G308.8-0.1: An interacting system


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-myg73mg
Author Dr Bryan Gaensler
Description PSR B1338-62 is a young radio pulsar coincident with the unusual supernova remnant (SNR) G308.8-0.1. Motivated by Chandra images of a similar young pulsar-SNR system in which the pulsar interacts with its SNR through a relativistic jet, we propose that PSR B1338-62 is similarly associated with SNR G308.8-0.1, and similarly powers a collimated outflow which is re-energising the SNR. We here propose XMM observations with which we can test this possibility.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-02-11T01:08:24Z/2003-07-18T00:48:34Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
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 2004-09-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-09-09T00:00:00Z, 014340, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-myg73mg