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Name 011305
Title XMM Observations of Cooling Neutron Stars: Thermal vs. Nonthermal Emission


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6bvd8v5
Author Dr Martin Turner
Description GT- The aim of this proposal is to investigate the soft and hard tail emission properties of cooling neutron stars in the energy range 0.1 - 10 keV, making use of the unprecedented sensitivity of the EPIC-PN-MOS and RGS instruments aboard XMM. Timing studies will allow us to constrain the pulsars temporal emission properties and to perform pulse-phase resolved spectroscopy. The relative phase between the pulsars X-ray and radio pulse will be determined. Wide-field imaging with MOS and the OM will help to constrain the nature of X-ray sources discovered recently in the pulsars neighborhood and being claimed to represent the clumpy part of a pulsar-wind nebula. Note: See note on PSR1055-52 within Included Scientific Justification file.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-12-14T21:42:34Z/2004-04-29T19:35:29Z
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 2005-06-12T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-06-12T00:00:00Z, 011305, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6bvd8v5