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Name 074173
Title Target-of-Oppurtunity Observations of Magnetars in Outburst


DOI 10.5270/esa-8ltf9i1
Author Prof Victoria Kaspi
Description Magnetars are highly magnetized young neutron stars that are powered by the decay of their enormous magnetic fields. Magnetars exhibit dramatic variability including major outbursts -- a hallmark of their emission. These outbursts allow us to probe the extreme physics at works in the Universe.s largest known magnetic fields. Understanding the evolution of these outbursts will place stringent constraints on physical models of magnetars, including their crusts, atmospheres, coronae, and magnetospheres. In this proposal, we request XMM EPIC Target-of- Opportunity observations of a major magnetar outburst in AO-13 in order to constrain the detailed physics of magnetars.
Publication Magnetar-like X-Ray Bursts Suppress Pulsar Radio Emission . Archibald, R. F., Burgay, M., et all. . ApJ . 849-20 . 2017 . 2017ApJ...849L..20A ,
The Fermi-LAT detection of magnetar-like pulsar PSR J1846-0258 at high-energy gamma-rays . Kuiper, L., Hermsen, W., . MNRAS . 475-1238 . 2018 . 2018MNRAS.475.1238K ,
Investigation of the High-energy Emission from the Magnetar-like Pulsar PSR J1119--6127 after the 2016 Outburst . Lin, Lupin Chun-Che, Wang, Hui-Hui, et all. . ApJ . 866-6 . 2018 . 2018ApJ...866....6L ,
The 2016 Outburst of PSR J1119-6127: Cooling and a Spin-down-dominated Glitch . Archibald, R. F., Kaspi, V. M., et all. . ApJ . 869-180 . 2018 . 2018ApJ...869..180A ,
A Multiwavelength Study of PSR J1119-6127 after 2016 Outburst . Wang, H. -H., Lin, L. C. -C., et all. . ApJ . 902-96 . 2020 . 2020ApJ...902...96W ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-08-06T12:35:48Z/2016-08-30T12:23:14Z
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 2018-01-03T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-01-03T23:00:00Z, 074173, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8ltf9i1