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Name 030344
Title Thermal emission from three recently discovered pulsars


DOI 10.5270/esa-p7zmo9h
Author Dr Vyacheslav Zavlin
Description Middle-aged pulsars (with ages of 100-500 kyr) provide the opportunity to study the thermal radiation from neutron stars (NSs). Their observations, combined with the NS cooling models, can constrain the nature of the superfluid interior, the composition of the stellar core, the processes responsible for the NS cooling, and the NS mass and radius. However, thermal radiation has been definitively detected from only a few middle-aged pulsars so far. We propose to observe three nearby to constrain the NS thermal evolution models. These observations will allow us to measure the spectral parameters and study the thermal component of the pulsars. radiation to constrain the NS thermal evolution models.
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Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-07-12T20:01:53Z/2005-07-13T04:25:26Z
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 2006-08-04T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-08-04T00:00:00Z, 030344, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p7zmo9h