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Name 078217
Title Discovering new Galactic Accelerators with XMM-Newton


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pmk8zr8
Author Dr Marco Ajello
Description Very High Energy (VHE, >50 GeV) gamma rays provide a direct view of some of the most extreme environments in our Galaxy and are an excellent probe of non-thermal astrophysical processes. Studies of the non-thermal Galactic source population are essential to understand where and how the bulk of the cosmic rays are accelerated in our Galaxy. Fermi has recently produced the first uniform survey of the entire Galactic plane at >50GeV, detecting more than 25% unidentified, new, sources. We propose to observe with XMM-Newton the 6 spectrally harder and thus most extreme objects in the Fermi sample. The study of these sources with XMM-Newton will unveil new sites of particle acceleration and will allow us understand the physics behind VHE emitters.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-11-22T21:03:19Z/2017-04-03T16:21:57Z
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 2018-04-21T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-04-21T22:00:00Z, 078217, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pmk8zr8