A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 067228
Title Prompt study of magnetar outbursts with XMM-Newton


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8tu0al4
Author Dr Nanda Rea
Description AXPs and SGRs are believed to be magnetars, ultra-magnetised neutron stars powered by huge magnetic fields. They are characterized by bursts, glitches, signicant variability in flux, spectral shape, pulse shape, pulsed fraction. They go through long stretches of quiescence, interrupted by periods of activity. Observations performed during, or immediately after such periods yield the largest amount of information on magnetars. emission, allowing to test the theoretical models on a variety of phenomena and source states. We propose a rapid ToO program aimed at gathering new physical insight on these sources, through the study of the very initial phases (within 10 days) of the outbursts of known or newly discovered magnetars.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-09-23T04:04:47Z/2012-09-08T23:31:02Z
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 2013-09-28T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-09-28T00:00:00Z, 067228, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8tu0al4