|Title||A unique TeV source in Monoceros|
|Author||Dr Jim Hinton|
|Description||A new source of very-high-energy (> 100 GeV) gamma-rays has recently been discovered in the interaction region between the Rosette Nebula and the Monoceros Loop SNR (confidential information). This source is unique in both its location (in spatial coincidence with a molecular cloud and the limb of an SNR) and its point-like nature. The gamma-ray source is coincident with a weak ROSAT X-ray source, but the sensitivity of XMM-Newton is required to identify the nature of this unusual high-energy object.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2008-10-26T00:00:00Z, 050520, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vhk8p9b|