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Name 069283
Title Search for X-ray counterparts of radio-quiet MSPs in Fermi LAT sources


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7fjrcuj
Author Dr Pablo Saz Parkinson
Description The Large Area Telescope (LAT) on Fermi has detected virgul100 gamma-ray pulsars and revolutionized our understanding of these objects and their high-energy emission. One important open question is whether there are any radio-quiet gamma-ray MSPs. The answer has profound implications for our understanding of the geometry and emission mechanisms of pulsars. Blind searches for gamma-ray MSPs are hampered by the large uncertainties in LAT positions. We propose to use XMM to identify plausible X-ray counterparts of 4 bright high-Galactic-latitude LAT sources which are plausible radio-quiet MSP. This will enable sensitive blind searches for pulsations in LAT data. We will determine the X-ray position, flux, and spectral properties in the 0.3-10 keV energy band for any X-ray sources detected.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-06-16T12:17:48Z/2012-08-21T10:25:14Z
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 2013-09-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-09-06T00:00:00Z, 069283, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7fjrcuj