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Name 040091
Title Completing the X-ray census of Plerionic Supernova Remnants within 7 kpc


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-w20i102
Author Dr Oleg Kargaltsev
Description Supernova Remnants of center-filled and composite types often host young, energetic pulsars emitting strong relativistic winds. Chandra and XMM-Newton observations of such SNRs have already resulted in a number of pulsar and pulsar-wind nebula (PWN) discoveries. We propose to complete the X-ray census of plerionic remnants within a 7 kpc distance, which we have begun in XMM-Newton AO-4. The SNRs were selected based on their radio morphologies and archival ROSAT or ASCA data. This short survey will substantially expand the sample of PNWe and pulsars observed in X-rays and help to establish the properties of the overall population.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-08-13T12:25:52Z/2006-10-18T11:13:51Z
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 2007-11-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-11-22T00:00:00Z, 040091, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-w20i102