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Name 080261
Title Searching for soft gamma-ray pulsars in unassociated Fermi LAT sources with XMM


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-fo6uftt
Author Dr Pablo Saz Parkinson
Description Fermi has detected over 200 gamma-ray pulsars of varying types in 8 years of operations, but the so-called soft (< 100 MeV) gamma-ray pulsars remain relatively elusive. Typically single-peaked, younger and more energetic than GeV pulsars, such pulsars were particularly hard to detect with Fermi prior to the release of Pass 8. Increasing the size of this population may shed light on our current understanding of high-energy pulsars and the effect that various parameters (e.g. geometry) may have on the observed emission. We propose short 5ks XMM observations of our top 5 soft gamma-ray pulsar candidates to enable the first sensitive blind searches for such pulsars using LAT data below 100 MeV.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-07-08T07:53:47Z/2017-12-17T12:31:32Z
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 2019-01-08T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2019-01-08T23:00:00Z, 080261, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-fo6uftt