|Title||X-ray study of the likely PWN associated with a new VHE gamma-ray source|
|Author||Dr Jim Hinton|
|Description||The newly discovered very-high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray source HESS J1718-385 lies in close proximity to the energetic pulsar PSR,J1718-3825. This object appears to belong to a growing class of .offset. pulsar wind nebula (PWN). So far no sensitive X-ray observations of this region have taken place. If confirmed by XMM observations, this would be the first PWN discovered in VHE gamma-rays. The predicted X-ray flux is sufficient for detailed spectral and morphological studies of this object with XMM.|
|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, 2007-09-30T00:00:00Z, 040196, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h7cwqwq|