A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 050229
Title Mass-to-Radius Ratio Measurement of the Millisecond Pulsar J0030+0451


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ei1bukj
Author Mr Slavko Bogdanov
Description Modeling the thermal X-ray spectra and pulse profiles of radio millisecond
pulsars (MSPs) provides important insight into the properties of neutron stars
(NSs). In the nearest MSP, J0437--4715, with such modeling we are able to place
constraints on the mass-to-radius ratio of the star, the B-field geometry, and
surface properties. Application of this powerful method on another system would
provide a crucial validity check and allow an additional set of measuremens. An
XMM-Newton X-ray study of the nearby PSR J0030+0451, may lead to a major advance
towards constraining the NS equation of state and other important NS parameters.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-12-12T20:15:05Z/2007-12-14T08:50:34Z
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 2009-01-24T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Mr Slavko Bogdanov, 2009, 050229, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ei1bukj