|Title||A Search for Pulsars in EGRET Source Error Boxes|
|Author||Prof Jules Halpern|
|Description||We are making accelerated progress in determining the nature of the persistent, high-energy gamma-ray sources in the Galaxy. Using the growing collection of X-ray images of EGRET error boxes obtained by ROSAT, ASCA, and Chandra, several young pulsars and pulsar candidates have been found that are very likely the correct identifications of their coincident gamma-ray sources. The high throughput of XMM is required to detect pulsations from the weak, hard X-ray sources that we have selected as the best pulsar candidates in well-studied fields. In preparation for GLAST, we could add significantly to the population of young, energetic gamma-ray pulsars, and study their systematic trends of radiative efficiency and spectrum with spin-down power and other parameters.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, 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, 2003-10-12T00:00:00Z, 014161, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9l7bqy9|