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Name 082189
Title First high-sensitivity X-ray study of three nearby old pulsars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6v0aj91
Description We propose to observe three nearby radio pulsars with characteristic ages of about 1-100 Myrs for which no high quality X-ray data have been obtained up to now. These observations will provide important new information to study the process of polar cap heating in old rotation-powered neutron stars as well as on the interplay between X-ray and radio emission.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2018-09-15T17:27:18Z/2018-09-25T03:26:26Z
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 2019-10-23T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2019-10-23T22:00:00Z, 082189, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6v0aj91