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Name 003814
Title Anomalous X-ray Pulsars and the Magnetar Hypothesis


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-o0fjm38
Author Prof Victoria Kaspi
Description We request XMM observations of four Anomalous X-ray Pulsars. It has recently been argued that these unusual objects are magnetars, ultra-high magnetic field, isolated neutron stars. With the requested observations, we will test the magnetar hypothesis using high-resolution spectroscopy, by comparing pulse-phase-resolved spectra with those predicted by models of neutron star thermal X-ray emission in the presence of a high magnetic field. If the magnetar hypothesis is correct, we will constrain basic physical properties of these neutron stars.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-06-11T08:06:28Z/2002-06-11T23:40:28Z
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 2003-07-16T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-07-16T00:00:00Z, 003814, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-o0fjm38