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Name 050317
Title Search for crushed plerions: TeV to X-ray connection


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jift5fn
Author Dr Oleg Kargaltsev
Description We propose a mini-survey of unidentified TeV sources having young Vela-like pulsars with known X-ray PWNe as their neighbors. Although these pulsars show 10.-15. offsets from the center of the TeV brightness distribution, they are likely to be connected to the nearby TeV sources through a faint asymmetric X-ray nebulae formed as a result of the interaction between the SNR reverse shock and the pulsar wind. To test this, we propose to obtain deep X-ray images of several crushed PWN candidates to search for correlations between the X-ray and TeV emission. Confirming that the X-ray PWNe are preferentially extended toward the neighboring TeV sources will establish the viability of the crushed PWN model and reveal the nature of the currently unidentified TeV sources.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-10-01T23:56:03Z/2007-10-09T04:29:23Z
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 2008-11-14T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-11-14T00:00:00Z, 050317, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jift5fn