|Title||Searching For Thermal Emission in Two Nearby High Magnetic Field Radio Pulsars|
|Author||Prof Victoria Kaspi|
|Description||We propose to observe the nearby, high magnetic field radio pulsars PSRs B1916+14 and B1845-19 in order to search for thermal emission from their surface. Models of thermal emission from neutron stars predict that these pulsars can have detectable emission arising from cooling of their interior or decay of their magnetic field. The pulsars are located at distances less than 2 kpc and in regions of low interstellar absorption, offering us a rare opportunity to place strong constraints on the presence of any anomalous thermal X-ray emission from possible radio pulsar-magnetar transition objects.|
|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, 2009-04-11T00:00:00Z, 050423, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ij0oto7|