A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 074097
Title Confirming The First Infrared Bow Shock Driven by A Pulsar


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-cgdjvkw
Author Prof Zhongxiang Wang
Description We have discovered an infrared (IR) bow shock near PSR J1549-4848. Detailed
studies of it indicate that its IR emission is likely thermal, arising from
heated dust in the ISM, and suggest its possible association with the pulsar. If
the association is confirmed, this bow shock would represent a type of pulsar
wind interaction with the ISM that has never before been seen. In order to
verify the association, we propose XMM-Newton imaging of the shock region,
aiming to detect a pulsar wind nebula that possibly extends from the pulsar to
the bow shock.s head region. A tail-like nebula trailing the pulsar.s
proper-motion direction may also be detectable; if it is aligned with the
direction of the bow shock, the detection will help establish the association as well.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-09-03T19:17:50Z/2014-09-04T21:47:50Z
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 2015-09-29T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Prof Zhongxiang Wang, 2015, 074097, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-cgdjvkw