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Name 040655
Title Identification of new TeV gamma-ray sources in the Galactic Plane


DOI 10.5270/esa-tqdhst7
Author Dr Javier Bussons
Description The first TeV gamma-ray survey of the inner part of our Galaxy, recently performed with HESS, yielded eight new sources, seven of which have been identified with radio, X-ray and soft gamma-ray sources. However, TeV J1614-518, a bright, hard-spectrum, extended source, has strikingly elluded identification, notably in the radio and ROSAT bands. We propose XMM-Newton observations to search for its X-ray counterpart. An identification would provide key information about the source type, the spectral high energy distribution and the source spatial structure. Otherwise, the lack of an X-ray counterpart would severely challenge lepton acceleration models and point towards hadronic acceleration or a new, dark class of cosmic ray sources.
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The diversity of quasars unified by accretion and orientation . Shen, Yue, Ho, Luis C., . Natur . 513-210 . 2014 . 2014Natur.513..210S ,
Serendipitous UV source catalogues for 10 years of XMM and 5 years of Swift . Yershov, V. N., . Ap&SS . 354-97 . 2014 . 2014Ap&SS.354...97Y ,
The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
A Study of the Interstellar Medium Towards the Unidentified Dark TeV gamma-Ray Sources HESS J1614-518 and HESS J1616-508 . Lau, J. C., Rowell, G., et all. . PASA . 34-64 . 2017 . 2017PASA...34...64L ,
Exploring the end states of massive stars using the X-ray emission of neutron stars and supernova remnants . Prinz, Tobias, . PhDT . 0-305 . 2013 . 2013PhDT.......305P ,
A search for new supernova remnant shells in the Ga...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-02-13T17:54:33Z/2007-02-14T05:42:18Z
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 2008-04-04T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-04-04T00:00:00Z, 040655, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tqdhst7