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Name 067393
Title A central compact object in the center of a new supernova remnant shell?


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7wakzph
Author Dr Dmitry Klochkov
Description We propose timing observations of the point-like central X-ray source discovered in the center of a newly identified supernova remnant shell HESS J1731-347 - G353.6-0.7. The source most likely belongs to a yet very small class of so-called Central Compact Objects (CCOs) - presumably young thermally emitting low-magnetized neutron stars born in supernova explosions which produced the remnants. Since only a handful of CCOs are currently known any addition to this class is highly valuable. With the proposed observation we like to search for expected but not yet identified pulsations of this putative neutron star.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-03-02T21:07:11Z/2012-03-03T03:42:26Z
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 2013-03-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-03-27T00:00:00Z, 067393, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7wakzph