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Name 069199
Title What is accelerating particles in SNR G5.7-0.1


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-d5i17ss
Author Prof Joseph Gelfand
Description Currently pulsar wind nebulae (PWNe) and supernova remnants (SNRs) are believed to be the dominant source of Galactic cosmic rays. The observed radio, X-ray, and TeV emission from SNR G5.7-0.1 suggests it is a source of cosmic rays, but its non-thermal emission is incompatible with either a SNR or a PWN. Instead this source requires that 1) either electrons are currently escaping a PWN, or 2) the SNR shell is a rare site of highly efficient electron and-or proton acceleration, and-or 3) the unlikely spatial coincidence of a luminous diffuse non-thermal X-ray source and a thermal X-ray SNR. With the requested 30 ks XMM observation, we will determine what is accelerating particles in this enigmatic object.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-09-16T08:07:40Z/2012-09-16T16:59:35Z
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 2013-10-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-10-09T00:00:00Z, 069199, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-d5i17ss