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Name 072196
Title The enigma of the magnetic pulsar SXP1062: a new look with XMM-Newton


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-uvpvn80
Author Dr Lidia Oskinova
Description SXP 1062 is an exceptional case of a young neutron star with known age in a
wind-fed HMXB. A unique combination of measured spin period, its derivative,
luminosity and young age makes this source a key probe for the physics of
accretion and neutron star evolution. All current accretion scenarios encounter
major difficulties explaining the spin-down rate of this accretion-powered
pulsar. This study will allow us to construct a spin period-luminosity relation
as a powerful tool for distinguishing between different accretion and evolution
scenarios. The XMM-Newton observations of SXP 1062 will thus shed new light on
the physics of accreting neutron stars.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-10-11T17:02:05Z/2013-10-12T17:08:45Z
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 2014-10-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Lidia Oskinova, 2014, 072196, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-uvpvn80