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Name 080096
Title Possible Magnetic Field Break-out in the Neutron Star CCO 1E 1207.4-5209


DOI 10.5270/esa-a5g7rdn
Author Dr Eric Gotthelf
Description The CCO pulsar 1E 1207.4-5209 has been an extremely stable rotator, with a weak B-field and a small spin-down rate that has remained constant to <1% over 15 years. It is a unique NS whose B-field is measured as ~9E10 G, both spectroscopically and through timing. Yet the properties of CCO pulsars cannot be explained unless they have strong crustal magnetic fields, perhaps buried by SN fall-back material. We have just identified a glitch-like event that may indicate changes in the B-field configuration of 1E 1207.4-5209, evidence of the field diffusing or breaking through the crust, or possibly torque noise due to low-level accretion from a hypothetical fall-back disk. We propose a renewed XMM-Newton campaign to follow the spectral and timing evolution of this remarkable object.
Publication The First Glitch in a Central Compact Object Pulsar: 1E 1207.4--5209 . Gotthelf, E. V., Halpern, J. P., . ApJ . 866-154 . 2018 . 2018ApJ...866..154G ,
The Timing Behavior of the Central Compact Object Pulsar 1E 1207.4-5209 . Gotthelf, E. V., Halpern, J. P., . ApJ . 900-159 . 2020 . 2020ApJ...900..159G ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-06-22T19:28:09Z/2017-12-24T12:40:46Z
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 2019-01-10T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2019-01-10T23:00:00Z, 080096, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-a5g7rdn