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Name 003814
Title Anomalous X-ray Pulsars and the Magnetar Hypothesis
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DOI 10.5270/esa-o0fjm38
Author Prof Victoria Kaspi
Description We request XMM observations of four Anomalous X-ray Pulsars. It has recently been argued that these unusual objects are magnetars, ultra-high magnetic field, isolated neutron stars. With the requested observations, we will test the magnetar hypothesis using high-resolution spectroscopy, by comparing pulse-phase-resolved spectra with those predicted by models of neutron star thermal X-ray emission in the presence of a high magnetic field. If the magnetar hypothesis is correct, we will constrain basic physical properties of these neutron stars.
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Statistical evaluation of the flux cross-calibration of the XMM-Newton EPIC cameras . Mateos, S., Saxton, R. D., et all. . A&A . 496-879 . 2009 . 2009A&A...496..879M ,
The Long-term Radiative Evolution of Anomalous X-Ray Pulsar 1E 2259+586 After its 2002 Outburst . Zhu, Weiwei, Kaspi, Victoria M., et all. . ApJ . 686-520 . 2008 . 2008ApJ...686..520Z ,
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The 2-8 keV cosmic X-ray background spectrum as observed with XMM-Newton . De Luca, A., Molendi, S., . A&A . 419-837 . 2004 . 2004A&A...419..837D ,
Unifying the observational diversity of isolated neutron stars via magneto-thermal evolution models . Vigano, D., Rea, N., et all. . MNRAS . 434-123 . 2013 . 2013MNRAS.434..123V ,
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Automatic Classification of Time-variable X-Ray Sources . Lo, Kitty K., Farrell, Sean, et all. . ApJ . 786-20 . 2014 . 2014ApJ...786...20L ,
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Changes in the X-Ray Emission from the Magnetar Candidate 1E 2259+586 during Its 2002 Outburst . Woods, P. M., Kaspi, V. M., et all. . ApJ . 605-378 . 2004 . 2004ApJ...605..378W ,
3D hydrodynamic simulations of the Galactic supernova remnant CTB 109 . Bolte, J., Sasaki, M., . A&A . 582-47 . 2015 . 2015A&A...582A..47B ,
The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
Magnetic fields in neutron stars . Vigano, Daniele, . PhDT . 0-7 . 2013 . 2013PhDT.........7V ,
Uniting the Quiescent Emission and Burst Spectra of Magnetar Candidates . Nakagawa, Yujin E., Yoshida, Atsumasa, et all. . PASJ . 61-109 . 2009 . 2009PASJ...61..109N ,
Intrinsic spectra of the AXPs . Durant, Martin, . Ap&SS . 308-641 . 2007 . 2007Ap&SS.308..641D ,
The Spectrum of the Universe . Hill, Ryley, Masui, Kiyoshi W., . ApSpe . 72-663 . 2018 . 2018ApSpe..72..663H ,
Detailed X-ray spectroscopy of the magnetar 1E 2259+586 . Pizzocaro, D., Tiengo, A., et all. . A&A . 626-39 . 2019 . 2019A&A...626A..39P ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-06-11T08:06:28Z/2002-06-11T23:40:28Z
Version 17.56_20190403_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 2003-07-16T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-07-16T00:00:00Z, 003814, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-o0fjm38