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Name 065419
Title Hunting for magnetars in poorly known high mass X-ray binaries using XMM-Newton


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-l0z89a8
Author Dr Carlo Ferrigno
Description A number of high-energy (up to hundreds of keV) sources are already believed to be powered by the dissipation of an exceptionally high magnetic field ( >10^{15} ,G), and are collectively termed magnetars. All currently known magnetars are isolated; however, it was recently suggested that magnetars could also be hosted in young high mass X-ray binaries (HMXB). If the presence of magnetars in HMXBs is confirmed, then these sources might yield new crucial information onto the formation and evolution of these peculiar objects. While a number of well known candidates are already under inspection, we propose here to carry out a 20virgulks XMM-Newton observations of the two newly promising sources IGRvirgulJ17354 - 3255, and IGRvirgulJ16328 - 4726.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-02-20T07:02:13Z/2011-03-06T16:59:02Z
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 2012-03-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-03-26T00:00:00Z, 065419, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-l0z89a8