A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 072422
Title Hunting for central compact objects and investigation of galactic SNRs


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-s3r9vuf
Author Dr Dima Zyuzin
Description Only about ten Central Compact Objects (CCOs), a peculiar manifestation of isolated neutron stars (NS) associated with young supernova remnants (SNRs), have been detected in X-rays. This is too few to address fundamental questions such as the equation of state of degenerate NS matter. Some evidence on superfluidity of this matter has been obtained from the observations of the CCO in Cas A. To expand this sample we selected four Galactic SNRs which either have not been properly studied or not observed in X-rays, but which have similar parameters as SNRs with CCOs. We propose to firmly identify these SNRs in X-rays and using the high spatial resolution of XMM-Newton to search for CCOs possible associated with these SNRs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-09-21T18:17:07Z/2013-09-22T04:50:27Z
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 2014-10-11T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-10-11T00:00:00Z, 072422, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-s3r9vuf