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Name 074114
Title A simultaneous X-ray and radio observation of the nearby pulsar B1133+16.


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xspsu6f
Author Prof Janusz Gil
Description The activity of the inner acceleration gap in pulsars should be detectable in both thermal and non-thermal X-rays. The electron-positron pair plasma is polarised by the accelerating electric field. One species bombards the surface and heats the polar cap to MK temperatures, while the other one creates the secondary plasma in the magnetosphere. The old cool pulsars should be detected in X-rays as thermal blackbody (BB) radiation from hot polar cap, together with non-thermal synchrotron radiation originating far from the surface. We propose a sensitive 100 ks exposure observation by XMM-Newton simultaneous with GMRT-Effelsberg radio observations of the nearby pulsar B1133+16, to precisely determine the X-ray signatures of its inner acceleration region.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-05-25T12:18:42Z/2014-06-28T17:55:32Z
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 2015-07-23T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-07-23T22:00:00Z, 074114, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xspsu6f