|Title||Understanding the emission geometry of rotation-powered pulsars|
|Author||Dr Martino Marelli|
|Description||We propose deep EPIC observations of 5 X-ray-emitting rotation-powered pulsars to obtain detailed view of their light curves and phase-resolved spectra, available so far for only three (not representative) sources. Our sample spans 4 decades of energetics, including RPPs with different properties and radio-gamma- ray light curves. shapes. We.ll investigate how RPP emission depends on energetics, age and geometry. X-ray data will be aligned in phase with contemporaneous gamma-ray and radio data and fitted, constraining the RPP emission models and geometry in these bands. Studying the multiband, phase- resolved spectra will reveal properties and physics of the pair distribution. Overall, our project will result in a decisive step forward in our understanding of RPP emissions.|
|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, 2019-05-04T22:00:00Z, 080425, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-u3tw640|