|Title||Using XMM to study the TeV Halos Surrounding Energetic Pulsars|
|Author||Dr Katie Auchettl|
|Description||Recent HAWC observations establish a new class of extended, IC dominated, TeV sources coincident with middle-aged radio pulsars. These ..TeV halos. are expect to produce extended, diffuse X-ray emission that is distinct but fainter than the X-ray emission of the pulsar point source and its more compact PWN. As such, we propose to take advantage of both XMM.s large collecting area and high spatial and spectral resolution to detect and characterise the properties and presence of these extended X-ray structures associated with HAWC sources, 2HWC J1831- 098 and 2HWC J1912+099. These observations will provide the constraints necessary to probe the nature, origin and physics associated with these TeV halos.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2020-05-14T22:00:00Z, 082233, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-c7kafqq|