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Name 060628
Title The most sensitive search for pulsations in a Central Compact Object


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-01uw58e
Author Dr Andrea De Luca
Description Central Compact Objects (CCOs) in SNR are a handful of puzzling sources supposed to be young, radio-quiet Isolated Neutron Stars (INSs). Recent X-ray timing results unveiled the nature of a few individual CCOs and showed hat such a .class. is a heterogeneous group of dramatically different objects, possibly including both weakly magnetized INSs and peculiar magnetars. Assessing the nature of CCOs would be crucial in order to get a view of the birth properties of neutron stars, which will have important implications for our overall understanding of INSs and of their evolutionary pathways. We selected the most promising source, RX J0822-4300 inside Puppis A, to perform a definitive search for pulsations.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-12-17T19:31:50Z/2010-04-05T22:35:04Z
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 2011-05-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-05-05T00:00:00Z, 060628, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-01uw58e