A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 069197
Title Establishing missing links: the case of the peculiar INS in the Carina Nebula


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-648z4dm
Author Dr Adriana Mancini Pires
Description 2XMM J104608.7-594306 is a thermally emitting isolated neutron star (INS) sharing many of the properties of the intriguing Magnificent Seven (M7), namely a thermal spectrum with broad absorption lines, no magnetospheric emission and lack of optical and radio counterparts. While the M7 rotate with periods of few seconds, we found intriguing evidence for a very fast spin of 19 ms. Further observations are extremely important to constrain the INS spin-down and confirm the presence of spectral absorption lines, thus inferring the INS magnetic field and its evolutionary state. This ultimately contributes to the understanding of the conditions determining the INS phenomenology and leads to a coherent picture of how neutron stars evolve and are observed by our facilities.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EPN, RGS1, OM, RGS2, EMOS1, EMOS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-12-20T19:39:21Z/2012-12-21T20:01:15Z
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 2014-01-17T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-01-17T00:00:00Z, 069197, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-648z4dm