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Name 078430
Title Prompt XMM-Newton and NuSTAR study of magnetar outbursts


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-fj76vuz
Author Dr Nanda Rea
Description The magnetar candidates (comprising AXPs and SGRS) are a small class of neutron stars mainly powered by their huge magnetic fields. They go through long stretches of quiescence, interrupted by periods of activity, via short X-ray bursts, large giant flares and yearly-timescale X-ray outbursts. Observations performed during, or immediately after such periods yield the largest amount of information on magnetars. emission, allowing one to test the theoretical models on a variety of phenomena and source states. We propose a Joint XMM (85ks) and NuSTAR (170ks) ToO program (1 trigger of 4 observations over a few months) aimed at gathering new physical insight on magnetars crust, field configuration, magnetospheres, and evolution.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2019-03-04T01:40:33Z/2019-09-23T06:39:32Z
Version 19.17_20220121_1250
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 2020-10-31T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2020-10-31T23:00:00Z, 078430, 19.17_20220121_1250. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-fj76vuz