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Name 078440
Title Deciphering the mystery of pulsar moding using X-ray and radio observations


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wqzfsh6
Author Prof Willem Hermsen
Description We propose 150-ks simultaneous XMM-Newton-LOFAR observations of PSR B0823+26 for deciphering the mystery of pulsar moding. Synchronous switching in the radio and X-ray emission properties of the old and nearly aligned pulsar PSR B0943+10 was recently discovered in simultaneous XMM-Newton-radio observations, which continue to challenge all proposed pulsar emission theories. A similar follow-up campaign on the moding pulsar PSR B1822-09 did not solve this enigma, more well-studied systems are needed for comparison. PSR B0823+26 is a fascinating orthogonal pulsar exhibiting similar mode switching in the radio band, and is currently the best candidate for a new campaign.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-04-20T06:41:39Z/2017-04-30T16:01:20Z
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 2018-05-22T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-05-22T22:00:00Z, 078440, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wqzfsh6