|Title||Searching for the engine powering the TeV source MGRO J2019+37|
|Author||Prof Josep Maria Paredes|
|Description||The MILAGRO Collaboration has recently reported the discovery of a new extended and unidentified TeV source in the Cygnus region, MGRO J2019+37. Its location is consistent with two EGRET sources, suggesting that it could be formed by multiple unresolved sources. To find possible counterparts, we have conducted a deep radio survey discovering two jet-like sources which are positionally coincident with each of the EGRET sources and with the inner box of MGRO J2019+37. One of them has morphological and spectral characteristics similar to the microquasar 1E 1740.7-2942, the Great Annihilator at the Galactic Center. We propose to carry out a deep XMM-Newton observation covering the two radio jet sources to find their keV counterparts and constrain the mechanism responsible for the TeV emission.|
|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, 2009-06-21T00:00:00Z, 055235, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4fs4llp|