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Name 072264
Title Continuing the Ephemeris of the CCO Pulsar in Puppis A


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ndq90vn
Author Dr Eric Gotthelf
Description We detected spin-down of the pulsar in Puppis A, which requires a dipole magnetic field of only 2.9e10 G, the smallest of any young neutron star. This confirms the anti-magnetar scenario, but there is possibly some phase jitter in the ephemeris. We also detected an X-ray spectral feature that is either an emission line at virgul0.7 keV or an absorption line at virgul0.46 keV, which is consistent with a photospheric cyclotron resonance. However, its strength is apparently variable in time. We propose to double the time span of the ephemeris to confirm the spin-down rate and test for torque noise and any spectral variability, which could be indicative of accretion of supernova debris.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-10-29T16:09:22Z/2013-11-01T09:19:56Z
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 2014-11-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-11-26T00:00:00Z, 072264, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ndq90vn