A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

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


DOI https://doi.org/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.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
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