A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 074205
Title XMM-Newton Observations of G330.2+1.0


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-v6xcqlo
Author Dr Brian Williams
Description G330.2+1.0 is one of only a few remnants in the Galaxy dominated by synchrotron radiation, and it is the only one of those to show hints of thermal emission as well. Previous short {it XMM-Newton} and {it Chandra} observations are insufficient to verify and characterize this result, and we propose here for a deeper observation to constrain both the thermal and nonthermal physics in the remnant. These observations will also allow us to constrain the amount of particle acceleration taking place around the periphery of the shell, which is entirely dominated by synchrotron emission, as well as reveal the nature of the central compact object as a neutron star, pulsar, or pulsar wind nebula.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-03-08T05:50:30Z/2015-03-09T20:58:49Z
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 2016-04-01T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2016-04-01T22:00:00Z, 074205, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-v6xcqlo