A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 076298
Title The Supernova Remnant and Hard X-ray Emission of PWN G54.1+0.3


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-buhe0mv
Author Prof Joseph Gelfand
Description A pulsar wind nebula (PWN) inside a supernova remnant (SNR) is an important laboratory for studying neutron star formation and high energy particle acceleration. This is often accomplished by fitting the observed properties of a PWN inside a SNR with a perhaps oversimplified evolutionary model for such source. Applying such a model to PWN G54.1+0.3 suggests a virgul20 Solar Mass progenitor which exploded inside a low density medium and that leptons are accelerated to >1 PeV. In this proposal, we request the XMM and NuStar observations needed to not only test the SNR and hard X-ray properties predicted by our model, but determine its distance and where inside the PWN the highest energy leptons are produced.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-03-27T12:00:12Z/2016-03-28T18:33:33Z
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 2017-04-11T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2017-04-11T22:00:00Z, 076298, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-buhe0mv