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Name 040196
Title X-ray study of the likely PWN associated with a new VHE gamma-ray source


DOI 10.5270/esa-h7cwqwq
Author Dr Jim Hinton
Description The newly discovered very-high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray source HESS J1718-385 lies in close proximity to the energetic pulsar PSR,J1718-3825. This object appears to belong to a growing class of .offset. pulsar wind nebula (PWN). So far no sensitive X-ray observations of this region have taken place. If confirmed by XMM observations, this would be the first PWN discovered in VHE gamma-rays. The predicted X-ray flux is sufficient for detailed spectral and morphological studies of this object with XMM.
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The Galactic plane at faint X-ray fl...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-09-04T14:50:05Z/2006-09-04T21:33:54Z
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 2007-09-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-09-30T00:00:00Z, 040196, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h7cwqwq