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Name 055279
Title Detecting the Pulsar Powering the TeV Source HESS J1813-178


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-swrdh1c
Author Dr Eric Gotthelf
Description We recently obtained a Chandra observation of the shell-type radio supernova remnant G12.82-0.02 coincident with a HESS TeV gamma-ray source. The data reveal an X-ray point source surrounded by a bright nebula at the center of the remnant shell. The properties of this system lead to only one possible conclusion: a young (<20kyr), highly energetic (>4E36 erg-s) pulsar powering a substantial wind nebula associated with the supernova remnant. An XMM observation would have an excellent chance of detecting the expected pulsations, critical for determining the energetics of the system and resolving the nature of the observed TeV emission.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-03-27T11:46:46Z/2009-03-28T17:09:02Z
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 2010-04-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010, 055279, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-swrdh1c