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Name 069205
Title Detecting an Extreme Pulsar Tail in X-rays


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-03pxbda
Author Dr Chi-Yung Ng
Description We propose XMM observations of a pulsar wind nebula (PWN) associated with the Frying Pan supernova remnant (SNR) G315.9-0.0. Powered by the energetic pulsar J1437-5959 with a space velocity over 1000km-s, this remarkable PWN has a physical extent over 20pc in radio, the longest pulsar tail ever observed. It is the only known bow shock PWN with the parent SNR detected. This reveals the entire history of the system and allows us to determine many important physical parameters that are not easily accessible in other bow shocks. Detecting an X-ray counterpart will complement our radio study to offer a complete physical picture of the system. This will advance our understanding of pulsar wind electrodynamics and relativistic shock physics.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-03-12T09:01:29Z/2013-03-13T22:21:04Z
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 2014-04-10T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-04-10T00:00:00Z, 069205, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-03pxbda