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Name 003799
Title Pulsars old and close in space: Hot polar-caps or magnetospheric emission


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-dt9o1d1
Author European Space Agency
Description We have made a program to study the X-ray emission properties of old and
close by pulsars in order to probe and identify the origin of their X
radiation. These pulsars, being intermediate from its age between the
young cooling neutron stars and the old millisecond pulsars, are of special
interest in order to understand the X-ray emission properties of
rotation-powered pulsars in its whole. For all proposed objects we will
obtain spectral and temporal information in a moderate amount of observing
time allowing to discriminate between thermal and non-thermal emission
processes. This task can only be investigated by a combined spectral and
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-11-21T23:20:55Z/2002-11-22T04:03:28Z
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 2004-01-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004, Pulsars Old And Close In Space: Hot Polar-Caps Or Magnetospheric Emission, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-dt9o1d1