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Name 009463
Title Jets from pulsars : Observations of Vela, MSH 15-52 and CTB 80


DOI 10.5270/esa-jk0nsz1
Author Dr Yves Gallant
Description We propose to observe the X-ray jet of the Vela pulsar, the composite supernova remnant MSH 15-52, and the core of the CTB 80 SNR. All three remnants contain a young, energetic pulsar and show evidence of jet-like features emanating from it. Spectro-imaging observations with EPIC will clarify the nature and location of the emission from these features. We propose to perform time-resolved imaging of the fields surrounding PSRs 1509-58 and 1951+32.
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Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-05-02T22:35:12Z/2002-05-03T04:56:00Z
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 2003-06-02T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-06-02T00:00:00Z, 009463, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jk0nsz1