|Title||AN XMM-NEWTON SEARCH FOR CRAB-LIKE ERNOVA REMNANTS|
|Author||Dr Patrick Slane|
|Description||The number of currently known Crab-like neutron stars is far below that expected from the Galactic supernova rate. Such neutron stars are likely to be found in small-diameter supernova remnants. We propose an XMM-Newton study of a sample of compact SNRs selected from the MOST Catalog with the goal of detecting new members of the young neutron star family. The proposed observations will be sensitive to detection of the faintest currently known member of this young class, even if located in the most distant spiral arms of the Galaxy - all with modest exposure times. Detections of Crab-like components will lead to more sensitive studies in the radio and X-ray band in order to search for the young pulsars driving the systems.|
|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, 2003-11-21T00:00:00Z, 014408, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-x0myxmd|