|Title||Unveiling young Pulsars and their Wind Nebulae through hard X-rays|
|Author||Dr Fabio Mattana|
|Description||The INTEGRAL mission has recently accessed the yet poorly known population of pulsars and their wind nebulae radiating above 20 keV. However, INTEGRAL has also pinpointed several new sources (e.g. IGR J14003-6326, IGR J18135-1751) which follow-up observations proved to be young and X-ray bright pulsars or PWN. We propose a research program aimed at identifying four new persistent hard X-ray unknown sources at low Galactic latitude, selected from the latest INTEGRAL survey as the best candidates for new young pulsar-PWN systems. These objects lack any obvious infrared or optical counterpart, and have never been observed in soft X-rays. With short (5 10 ks) XMM-Newton observations, we will able to locate them, characterize their spectrum, and find their possible non-thermal diffuse emission.|
|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, 2011-10-28T00:00:00Z, 065565, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-k08sjh7|