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Name 082303
Title Towards an X-ray Inventory of Nearby Pulsars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zibtgui
Author Dr Bettina Posselt
Description Our knowledge about the X-ray emission properties of neutron stars comes from a relatively small number of objects. The virgul300 X-ray detected (of about 2600 known) neutron stars comprise a rather inhomogeneous and incomplete sample, in particular for pulsars with low spin-down powers. Yet, it is for these pulsars that we see potential evidence for increased heating or non-dipole magnetic field components. Theoretical interpretations are currently hampered by a potential observational bias. We propose a legacy survey of nearby pulsars to obtain a less biased view of neutron star.s X-ray properties. The proposed observations will fill in the crucial parameter space of the X-ray luminosity - spin-down power diagram which is essential to understand the physics of neutron stars and pulsars.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2018-04-25T09:39:28Z/2019-03-29T04:01:22Z
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 2020-04-29T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2020-04-29T22:00:00Z, 082303, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zibtgui