|Long Term X-ray Monitoring of the Double Pulsar PSR J0737-3039
|Dr Alberto Pellizzoni
|Clear evidences of orbital phase-dependent interactions between the two pulsars of the relativistic double neutron star binary PSR J0737-3039 are seen both in radio and X-rays observations. In particular, XMM recently discovered the X-ray brightening of PSR B via energy transfer from PSR A, a process probably correlated with the strong radio intensity fluctuations of PSR B seen along the orbit. No other X-ray observatory of the current generation (or foreseen within the next decade) will be able to yield better information, and considering the disappearance of PSR B (March 2008) in the radio band, XMM offers the exclusive opportuinity to monitor this evolving pulsar and its related neutron star surface thermodynamics.
|No observations found associated with the current proposal
|EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
|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
|European Space Agency, 2013, 067081, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-b9jpmfe