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Name 065502
Title XMM-Newton observations of Fermi detected pulsars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vs7i0uf
Author Dr Natalie Webb
Description We propose to make XMM-Newton observations of six pulsars detected with the Fermi LAT to increase the number of pulsars for which good X-ray, gamma-ray and radio data exist in order to constrain the mechanism which generates the pulsar high energy emission. For four of the proposed pulsars this will be the first observation in X-rays. We will use both the spectra and phase-folded lightcurves to discriminate between differing models for the high energy emission such as the polar cap, slot gap or outer gap models. XMM-Newton is the only observatory with sufficient collecting area and high enough timing resolution to detect these pulsars and to obtain the spectra and lightcurves, necessary to discriminate between the high energy models.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-02-12T06:23:38Z/2011-03-01T01:11:04Z
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 2012-03-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-03-26T00:00:00Z, 065502, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vs7i0uf