|Title||Exploring the origin of astrophysical PeV neutrino emission with IceCube and XMM|
|Author||Dr Marcos Santander|
|Description||The observation of astrophysical high-energy neutrinos by IceCube (Aarsten et al. 2013, Science 22, 342) represents a major breakthrough in the search for the sources of cosmic rays. While no neutrino point-sources have been detected so far, the sensitivity of this study can be increased by searching for electromagnetic counterparts. We propose to perform XMM-Newton observations covering the 1-degree error-circle of the neutrino event detected by IceCube (e.g. the neutrino with the highest probability of having an astrophysical origin). These observations would allow us to map all steady X-ray sources in the neutrino field to a much deeper sensitivity than that of existing X-ray catalogs and to enable optical follow-up observations.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2018-05-10T22:00:00Z, 078185, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-iuyq7ji|