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Name 079080
Title INTRA-BINARY SHOCK & ENERGETICS OF TRANSITIONAL BINARY CANDIDATE PSR J2339-0533
URL

https://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-sl/servlet/data-action-aio?obsno=0790800101

DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1h3zvg8
Author Dr SHRIHARSH P. TENDULKAR
Description In the past two years, three pulsar binaries have shown surprising back-and-forth transitions between an accreting low mass X-ray binary (LMXB) state and a non- accreting radio millisecond pulsar (MSP) state. These transitional MSPs (tMSPs) overturned the idea that accretion in an LMXB switches off permanently in a single occurence during pulsar .recycling., but it is unclear how-why the transitions happen. PSR J2339-0533 is a likely tMSP with spin and orbit parameters very similar to the known tMSPs and shows signs of intermittent accretion, orbital period and lightcurve variations. These signs suggest that PSR J2339-0533 may imminently transition into an LMXB. With 150ks NuSTAR and 100ks XMM observations, we propose to establish the pre-transition properties, critical for future work.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EPN, RGS1, OM, RGS2, EMOS1, EMOS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-12-23T08:27:44Z/2016-12-24T17:14:24Z
Version 19.17_20220121_1250
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 2018-01-10T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-01-10T23:00:00Z, 079080, 19.17_20220121_1250. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1h3zvg8