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Name 055311
Title Searching for PWNe in three center-filled Supernova Remnants


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-idd19pn
Author Dr Oleg Kargaltsev
Description Supernova Remnants of center-filled and composite types often host young, energetic pulsars emitting strong relativistic winds. XMM-Newton and Chandra observations of such SNRs have already resulted in a number of pulsar and pulsar-wind nebula (PWN) discoveries. We propose to observe three plerionic remnants located within a 7 kpc distance. The SNRs were selected based on their radio morphologies and archival ROSAT data. We expect to expand the limited sample of X-ray bright PWNe suitable for detailed X-ray studies.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-11-14T04:31:53Z/2009-03-09T21:02:35Z
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 2010-03-31T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-03-31T00:00:00Z, 055311, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-idd19pn