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Name 030174
Title PSR B1338-62 and SNR G308.8-0.1: An Interacting System?
URL

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DOI 10.5270/esa-a0dhj4l
Author Prof Bryan Gaensler
Description PSR B1338-62 is a young radio pulsar coincident with the unusual supernova remnant (SNR) G308.8-0.1. Motivated by Chandra images of a similar young pulsar-SNR system in which the pulsar interacts with its SNR through a relativistic jet, we propose that PSR B1338-62 is associated with SNR G308.8-0.1, and powers a collimated outflow which is re-energising the SNR. We were awarded AO2 XMM observations to test this possibility, but the data were severely compromised by high radiation levels. We here repropose this experiment.
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Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-07-26T15:07:59Z/2005-07-27T01:38:16Z
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 2006-08-20T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-08-20T00:00:00Z, 030174, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-a0dhj4l