A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 067081
Title Long Term X-ray Monitoring of the Double Pulsar PSR J0737-3039


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-b9jpmfe
Author Dr Alberto Pellizzoni
Description 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.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-10-22T20:36:18Z/2011-10-28T08:16:04Z
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 2013-01-24T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013, 067081, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-b9jpmfe