A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 005454
Title Disentangling X-ray emission processes in Vela-like pulsars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qv4mb33
Author Dr Bryan Gaensler
Description X-ray emission from pulsars can be used to probe both thermal processes, such as neutron star cooling and the surrounding supernova blast wave, and also the non- thermal physics of a pulsar.s magnetosphere and relativistic wind. The Vela-like pulsars (ages 10-50 kyr) represent a transition between younger and older pul- sars, and are the key to understanding the evolution of these various sources of X-ray emission. But because in these pulsars we observe all these processes at the same time, it can be problematic to disentangle their different contributi- ons. We here propose XMM observations of four Vela-like pulsars in order to se- parate out non-thermal and thermal contributions to their emission, and to place these energetic sources in the context of neutron star population as a whole
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-10-16T04:38:09Z/2002-08-10T15:34:38Z
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 2003-09-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-09-06T00:00:00Z, 005454, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qv4mb33