|Title||Mass-to-Radius Ratio Measurement of the Millisecond Pulsar J0030+0451|
|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|
|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, 2009-01-24T00:00:00Z, 050229, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ei1bukj|