|Title||Unveiling the nature of the isolated neutron star 2XMM J104608.7-594306|
|Author||Dr Adriana Mancini Pires|
|Description||2XMM J104608.7-594306 is a newly discovered INS sharing many properties of the intriguing Magnificent Seven (M7). It shows thermal X-ray emission, stable flux, no counterparts at other wavelengths, and has a unique temperature between the M7 and the only X-ray-detected RRAT. Estimates of birthrates of M7-like INSs and RRATs show they may greatly outnumber active radio pulsars, meaning the rate of Type II SN cannot account for all observed classes. This INS is of particular importance since it may well be a missing link between the M7, magnetars and RRATs. We propose to characterize its spectrum, infer its magnetic field from possible absorption lines and measure its spin period to constrain its evolutionary status and shed light on its relation to other INSs.|
|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, 2011-12-22T00:00:00Z, 065084, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-o9hucws|