|Title||An Ultra-magnetized X-ray Pulsar in the Supernova Remnant Kes 73|
|Author||Dr Eric Gotthelf|
|Description||We request a 40-ks XMM pulse-phase spectroscopic observation of the remarkable, possibly ultra-magnetized X-ray pulsar, 1E 1841-045. The pulsar is associated with the young (virgul2,000 yr-old) SNR Kes 73. Its slow, 12-s rotation is unprecedented for its youth, raising the intriguing possibility that the pulsar possesses an enormous surface magnetic field of nearly B virgul1015 G, a 1000X stronger than for a typical radio pulsar. The proposed observation will yield an unprecedented spectral measurement - providing a phased stellar spectrum explore the nature of the emissions. These observations will help advance our understanding of young neutrons stars, in particular the magnetar phenomena.|
|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, 2003-11-28T00:00:00Z, 001334, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-lti3snm|