|Title||A STUDY OF X-RAY EMISSION FROM THREE HIGH-MAGNETIC-FIELD RADIO PULSARS|
|Author||Dr FERNANDO CAMILO|
|Description||We propose observations of three pulsars with magnetic fields comparable to the fields of the anomalous X-ray pulsars (AXPs). Because their spin-down parameters are very similar to those of the AXPs, we might expect them to have similar X-ray properties. We have in fact analyzed a Chandra observation with one of these pulsars serendipitously in the field and detect X-ray emission from the pulsar with high significance. This emission seems to be thermal in nature, with a blackbody temperature far above that measured for any radio pulsar. The proposed observations will place much tighter constraints on the X-ray emission from these pulsars. These observations will show whether these pulsars are the long-sought-after "missing link" between the radio pulsars and the magnetars.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2006-07-07T00:00:00Z, 020701, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0u7vf69|