|Title||Probing the Accretion History of the Transition Object PSR J1023+0038|
|Author||Dr Slavko Bogdanov|
|Description||The extraordinary binary radio millisecond pulsar PSR J1023+0038 is a ..missing link. between low-mass X-ray binaries and rotation-powered millisecond pulsars. In the past few months it has ceased emission in the radio, possibly because it has reverted back to an X-ray binary phase. We propose a monitoring spectroscopic and timing study of this system to look for the signature of ongoing or recent accretion in this system in the pulsed thermal emission from the neutron star. This investigation may offer unique insight into the transition process of millisecond pulsars from accretion to rotation power.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EPN, RGS1, OM, RGS2, EMOS1, EMOS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2015-06-30T22:00:00Z, 074261, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-e5kgpak|