|Title||Physical Processes in the new Gamma Ray Binary 3FGL J1405.4-6119|
|Author||Dr Robin Corbet|
|Description||We have discovered a new member of the rare and poorly understood class of high-mass gamma-ray binaries: 3FGL J1405.4-6119. The system shows gamma-ray, radio and X-ray modulation on its 13.7 day period, with different patterns at each waveband. The existing X-ray data, while clearly showing the period, are insufficient to perform phase-resolved spectroscopy, which is needed to investigate the physics driving the emission and its orbital variability.|
|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, 2020-09-13T22:00:00Z, 085202, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-dtlsy0p|