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Name 067267
Title Testing the magnetar model with the first low-B soft gamma repeater


DOI 10.5270/esa-z8t7ty8
Author Dr Nanda Rea
Description Soft gamma repeaters (SGRs) are part of a rapidly increasing group of x-ray sources exhibiting sporadic and powerful emission of short bursts and outbursts, believed to be magnetars, i.e. neutron stars powered by extreme magnetic fields (B~10^14-15 Gauss). We have recently discovered an SGR with a low magnetic field, SGR 0418+57, during outburst and after it emitted bursts similar to those of magnetars. X-ray observations show that its dipolar magnetic field cannot be greater than 7.5x10^12 Gauss, well in the range of ordinary radio pulsars. We ask here for a joint XMM-Chandra monitoring of the first low-B magnetar SGR 0418+57 in order to have a final measure of its period derivative, hence of it surface dipolar B field.
Publication The Outburst Decay of the Low Magnetic Field Magnetar SGR 0418+5729 . Rea, N., Israel, G. L., et all. . ApJ . 770-65 . 2013 . 2013ApJ...770...65R ,
Serendipitous UV source catalogues for 10 years of XMM and 5 years of Swift . Yershov, V. N., . Ap&SS . 354-97 . 2014 . 2014Ap&SS.354...97Y ,
The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
Systematic study of magnetar outbursts . Coti Zelati, Francesco, Rea, Nanda, et all. . MNRAS . 474-961 . 2018 . 2018MNRAS.474..961C ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-03-10T03:15:53Z/2011-09-12T11:15:28Z
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 2012-10-12T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-10-12T00:00:00Z, 067267, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-z8t7ty8