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Name 082359
Title Prompt XMM-Newton and NuSTAR study of magnetar outbursts


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-ye4d418
Author Dr Nanda Rea
Description Magnetars 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 large flares and yearly-timescale X-ray outbursts. Magnetar activity has been recently observed also in other pulsar classes. Observations performed during, and immediately after such periods yield the largest amount of information on this magnetic 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 the crust and field configuration of sources showing magnetar outbursts.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2020-03-15T06:51:50Z/2020-10-09T00:58:48Z
Version 18.02_20200221_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 2021-11-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2021-11-15T00:00:00Z, 082359, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-ye4d418