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Name 072327
Title Establishing the nature of a candidate Magnetar Wind Nebula


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ioga479
Author Dr George Younes
Description In a short DDT XMM observation of the magnetar Swift J1834.9-0846 we have discovered extended emission with very peculiar properties. The most probable interpretation is a wind nebula powered by the ultra-strong magnetic field of the source. The nebula shows striking asymmetric morphology and a soft spectrum unusual for a pulsar-wind nebula (PWN). The magnetar and its nebula are located within an SNR W41 and embedded in a field with TeV and GeV high energy sources whose origin is unknown. We propose a total of 150 ks observation for a detailed study of the nebula and the field sources. The nebula is the strongest-to-date candidate for an elusive Magnetar Wind Nebula (MWN)
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EPN, RGS1, OM, RGS2, EMOS1, EMOS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-03-16T19:14:38Z/2014-03-17T21:36:18Z
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 2015-04-29T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-04-29T22:00:00Z, 072327, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ioga479