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Name 055297
Title Prompt study of AXP outbursts with XMM


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-20tpcrq
Author Dr GianLuca Israel
Description The discovery of transient AXPs has has opened a new perspective in the field confirming that a relatively large number of members of this class has not been discovered yet, and suggesting that others would manifest themself in the future through outbursts. This proposal is aimed at gathering new insights on the physics of AXPs through the study of the very initial phases (within 10-15days) of their outbursts.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-08-29T07:06:02Z/2008-09-30T13:44:00Z
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 2009-11-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009, 055297, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-20tpcrq