|Title||Unveiling the nature of five new discovered X-ray pulsators|
|Author||Dr GianLuca Israel|
|Description||During a systematic search (the largest ever in the high energy band) for coherent periodicities in about 400,000 light curves of serendipitous sources detected by Swift X-Ray Telescope (XRT) and Chandra Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS) we identified (the project is still on-going) 26 new X-ray pulsators. In this proposal we ask for XMM-Newton follow-up observations for five of them, which either show unusual properties or are not covered by further archival data. The requested observations will allow us to unveil their nature. We also expect to identify new classes of neutron stars and white dwarfs and-or extending our understanding of the physics of accretion toward lower luminosities.|
|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, 2014-10-12T00:00:00Z, 072357, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p5v8j90|