|Title||Features in the X-ray spectrum of an isolated rotation-powered pulsar|
|Author||Prof Oleg Kargaltsev|
|Description||Until recently spectral features had been found only in X-ray Dim Isolated Neutron Stars (XDINSs), Rotating Radio Transients (RRATs), magnetars, and Central Compact Objects (CCOs) in SNRs, which all are exotic members of the known neutron star population dominated by rotation-powered pulsars. In our EPIC observation of an ordinary 100-kyr-old pulsar J1740+1000 we unexpectedly found solid evidence for absorption features in an isolated rotation-powered pulsar. We request a much deeper observation to study the features in detail, measure the phase-dependent changes in the feature energies, widths and depths, and establish their physical nature. These findings will have far-reaching implications for understanding the physics of NS magnetospheres and atmospheres.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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, 2019-07-10T22:00:00Z, 080308, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7o6v73v|