|Title||PSR J1400-1438: A Potential Laboratory for Fundamental Neutron Star Physics|
|Author||Dr Slavko Bogdanov|
|Description||The pulsed thermal X-ray radiation from radio millisecond pulsars (MSPs) can provide valuable insight into the fundamental physics of neutron stars. Realistic pulse shape modeling has begun to offer important constraints on the neutron star equation of state. For binary MSPs, combining this method with an independent precision mass measurement from radio timing can yield definitive constraints on neutron star structure. We propose exploratory XMM-Newton observations of PSR J1400-1438, a recently discovered nearby MSP, to establish if it is suitable as laboratories for fundamental neutron star physics and, at the same time, complete the X-ray census of MSPs within <500 pc. This reqest is part of critical preparatory work for the upcoming NICER X-ray timing mission.|
|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, 2017-08-03T22:00:00Z, 078067, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-w7knsam|