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

http://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-sl/servlet/data-action-aio?obsno=0552350101

DOI 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.
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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