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Name 067444
Title The old


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8au2rux
Author Dr Andrea De Luca
Description 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.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-09-15T02:08:08Z/2011-09-16T11:34:08Z
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 2012-10-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012, 067444, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8au2rux