|Title||Revisiting the Pulsar Injection Problem|
|Author||Dr Slavko Bogdanov|
|Description||We propose XMM-Newton observations of three Galactic supernova remnants with positionally coincident radio pulsars in order to confirm or refute the plausible connection between the supposedly old (but possibly very young) pulsars and the supernova remnants. Based on this we could (i) constrain the Galactic population of neutron stars born spinning slowly, (ii) determine any connection between the new class of so-called anti-magnetars and normal radio pulsars, (iii) extend the grossly incomplete X-ray catalog of Galactic supernova remnants, and (iv) if the pulsars are not related to the remnants, look for a central compact object and-or a pulsar wind nebula.|
|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, 2013-04-10T00:00:00Z, 067094, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-anczg14|