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Name 055235
Title Searching for the engine powering the TeV source MGRO J2019+37


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4fs4llp
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
Temporal Coverage 2008-05-08T09:58:14Z/2008-05-09T04:24:20Z
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 2009-06-21T00:00:00Z
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