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Name 076324
Title XMM-Newton Observation toward the SNR candidate HESS J1912+101


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zcrf4dy
Author Dr Hidetoshi Sano
Description HESS J1912+101 is one of the bright unidentified TeV sources discovered in the H.E.S.S. galactic plane survey. The source still has no clear counterpart and deep observations in other wavelengths are desirable. Recently, HESS J1912+101 is revealed to have a shell-like morphology similar to the supernova remnant RX J1713.7-3946. If HESS J1912+101 is a SNR, we expect that relativistic particles (cosmic-ray protons and electrons) are accelerated efficiently in the object and are radiating synchrotron X-rays. Our aim is to detect synchrotron X-rays from this object for the first time, and estimate its nature. This observation and radio data will allow us to reveal the origin of the gamma-rays.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-03-18T09:29:55Z/2016-03-18T19:11:35Z
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 2017-04-08T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2017-04-08T22:00:00Z, 076324, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zcrf4dy