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Name 089082


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-v8ojrro
Author Dr Charles Kilpatrick
Description Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are millisecond pulses discovered at radio wavelengths. The number of FRB detections has increased rapidly in the last year, culminating in the detection of bursts from a Galactic magnetar and the extragalactic source FRB180916, but the mechanism powering FRBs is still unknown. As the Galactic magnetar was detected at radio and hard X-ray wavelengths and theoretical models that associate these bursts with relatively long-lived (seconds to minutes) non-thermal radiation, X-ray follow up is the most promising avenue to explore the spectral energy distribution of FRB emission. We propose a 20 ks NuSTAR-XMM-Newton observation coordinated with CHIME of the periodic FRB180916 during one of its a??activea?? phases when one or more high fluence radio bursts are expected.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2021-09-14T22:18:45Z/2021-09-15T01:37:05Z
Version 19.16_20210326_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 2022-11-16T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2022-11-16T00:00:00Z, 089082, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-v8ojrro