|Dr Andrea De Luca
|The Fermi mission opened a new era for pulsar astronomy, detecting gamma-ray pulsations from more than 60 pulsars, 30% of which are not seen at radio wavelengths. One of the most interesting Fermi pulsars is PSR J0357+32, a radio-quiet source standing out as the gamma-ray pulsar with the smallest spin-down luminosity (Erotvirgul1e33 erg-s) known so far. We observed PSR J0357+32 with Chandra and we detected its X-ray counterpart, but we could not constrain its emission properties. Chandra data unveiled the existence of a huge (9 arcmin long) extended feature apparently protruding from the pulsar, with a peculiar phenomenology. We ask for a deep observation with XMM in order to assess the pulsar emission properties as well as the nature of the extended feature.
|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, 2012, 067444, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8au2rux