|Title||PSR J1119-6127 and the Physics of High-Magnetic-Field Neutron Stars|
|Author||Prof Victoria Kaspi|
|Description||We propose a follow-up XMM observation of the young, high-magnetic-field radio pulsar PSR J1119-6127. A previous XMM observation revealed X-ray pulsations with unusual properties: a thermal spectrum with high temperature, narrow pulse profile and high pulsed fraction. These characteristics, together with the lack of pulsations at high energies, are unlike those of most other radio pulsars detected at X-ray energies; the requested observation is required to confirm them with high confidence. The fact that such emission is present in one of the youngest radio pulsars which also has a magnetic field close to those of magnetars is intriguing, and likely signals phenomena important to our physical understanding of high-magnetic-field neutron stars.|
|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, 2012-07-30T00:00:00Z, 067279, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tcu2ywo|