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Name 074162
Title Spectroscopy of a Neutron Star Transient in Outburst


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-kehp16o
Author Dr Jon Miller
Description A recent observation of Serpens X-1 with NuSTAR has clearly revealed a relativistic Fe K line (confirming prior XMM-Newton results), as well as the Compton reflection hump. We propose to build on this by making two 40 ks XMM-Newton + NuSTAR observations of a transient neutron star LMXB in outburst. Leveraging their complementary strengths, this program will aim to constrain the stellar radius, search for disk winds like those seen in black holes (and a small but growing number of neutron stars), and to understand the evolution of neutron star accretion flows over a broader range of accretion rates than can be observed in persistent "Z. and "atoll. sources.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-03-06T17:45:51Z/2015-04-02T08:26:49Z
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 2016-04-22T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2016-04-22T22:00:00Z, 074162, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-kehp16o