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Name 072252
Title Measuring the cooling curve of magnetar Swift J1822.3-1606


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p3g2oa3
Author Dr Victoria Kaspi
Description Magnetars have been observed to increase their flux output by several orders of
magnitude in outbursts. Following outbursts, they cool on timescales of months
to years. We propose to observe the magnetar Swift J1822.3-1606 using XMM as the
source approaches its quiescent state following the recent outburst in 2011. We
will measure the flux and spectral properties of the source at two different
epochs during AO12 in order to constrain the form of its flux decay. We will
test a newly developed crustal cooling model and constrain the properties of the
magnetar, such as the crust thickness and heat capacity, as well as the physics
of the outburst, such as the location of energy deposition.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-03-08T06:59:15Z/2014-03-08T20:19:15Z
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 2015-04-01T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Victoria Kaspi, 2015, 072252, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p3g2oa3