|Title||A SEARCH FOR THE FIRST X-RAY COUNTERPART TO AN EXTRAGALACTIC FRB|
|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|
|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, 2022-11-16T00:00:00Z, 089082, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-v8ojrro|