|Title||Jets from pulsars : Observations of Vela, MSH 15-52 and CTB 80|
|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.|
|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, 2003-06-02T00:00:00Z, 009463, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jk0nsz1|