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Name 065162
Title HESS J1507-622: an unique unidentified source off the Galactic Plane


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yja9jsg
Author Dr Omar Tibolla
Description Galactic VHE gamma-ray sources in the inner Galaxy H.E.S.S. survey cluster within 1 deg in latitude around the Galactic plane. HESS J1507-622 instead is unique, since located at latitude of -3.5 degrees. No plausible counterparts have been detected; and, given its position and hence the absorption almost one order of magnitude lower, it is very surprising to not see any counterparts especially at X-rays. Its latitude implies that it is either within about 1 kpc or is located well off the Galactic plane. The models reflect the uniqueness of this object: a leptonic scenario would locate the source at very large distan- ces, while it would be very close in hadronic scenarios. The high sensitivity of XMM-Newton will shed light on the nature of this mysterious source.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-03-02T12:54:14Z/2011-03-02T23:50:39Z
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 2012-03-16T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-03-16T00:00:00Z, 065162, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yja9jsg