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Name 069520
Title PSR B1929+10 - the most serious challenge for electron acceleration in a PWN


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-q22wghq
Author Prof Werner Becker
Description XMM-Newton has confirmed the existence of the diffuse X-ray emission with a trail morphology lying in a direction opposite to the transverse motion of the million year old pulsar PSR B1929+10. A possible interpretation of the emission is that it is a synchrotron wake from particles left behind by the pulsar as it moves through the ISM. We propose deep spectro-imaging observations of the pulsar.s X-ray trail with XMM-Newton in order to explore the emission processes at work and to measure its length-width and spectral evolution as a function of distance from the pulsar.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-03-30T12:28:50Z/2013-04-14T20:19:30Z
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 2014-04-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-04-27T00:00:00Z, 069520, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-q22wghq