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Name 020625


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-d17c270
Description Recently, a new class of type,I X-ray bursters was suggested, the ..burst-only sources., i.e. detected only during an X-ray burst, and no persistent emission around the burst. Short follow-up observations of several burst-only sources could not unambiguously identify the X-ray burster, but suggested that they were at luminosities comparable to neutron star transients in quiescence. These sources are excellent candidates to study quiescent neutron stars, since the X-ray burst has unambiguously identified the compact object and they did not show an outburst in recent times. This will allow us to test several theories on the quiescent emission of neutron stars and open for the first time the possibility to study X-ray bursters at the lowest accretion regime.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-01-26T17:35:25Z/2004-09-22T06:32:06Z
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 2005-10-20T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-10-20T00:00:00Z, 020625, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-d17c270