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Name 040645
Title X-ray Observations of a New Class of Radio Bursting Neutron Stars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-a2mawuz
Author Dr Maura McLaughlin
Description We have discovered a new class of 11 transient radio sources characterized by repeated, dispersed radio bursts. While periodicities detected from some of these objects suggest they are rotating neutron stars, they are not detected as pulsars through standard radio searches or through their time-averaged radio emission. We propose X-ray observations of two of these sources for which we have a well-determined position and period. Analysis of a Chandra observation with one of these sources serendipitously in the field already reveals anomalously bright X-ray emission. Further observations will enable tighter spectral constraints and help determine how these sources relate to other neutron star populations such as X-ray isolated neutron stars, radio pulsars and magnetars.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-04-05T13:00:59Z/2006-07-16T22:13:33Z
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 2007-08-12T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-08-12T00:00:00Z, 040645, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-a2mawuz