|Title||Pulsars old and close in space: Hot polar-caps or magnetospheric emission|
|Author||Dr Werner Becker|
|Description||We have made a program to study the X-ray emission properties of old and close by pulsars in order to probe and identify the origin of their X radiation. These pulsars, being intermediate from its age between the young cooling neutron stars and the old millisecond pulsars, are of special interest in order to understand the X-ray emission properties of rotation-powered pulsars in its whole. For all proposed objects we will obtain spectral and temporal information in a moderate amount of observing time allowing to discriminate between thermal and non-thermal emission processes. This task can only be investigated by a combined spectral and|
|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, 2004-01-25T00:00:00Z, 003799, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-dt9o1d1|