The Successful Synergy of Swift and Fermi/GBM in Magnetars
- Kouveliotou, Chryssa
- October 24, 2011.
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- The magnetar rate of discovery has increased dramatically in the last decade. Five sources were discovered in the last three years alone as a result of the very efficient synergy among three X- and .gamma-ray instruments on NASA satellites: the Swift/Burst Alert Telescope (BAT), the Fermi/Gamma ray Burst Monitor (GBM), and the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer; RXTE/Proportional Counter Array (PCA). To date, there are approx. 25 magnetar candidates, of which two are (one each) in the Large and Small Magellanic Cloud and the rest reside on the Galactic plane of our Milky Way. I will discuss here the main properties of the Magnetar Population and the common projects that can be achieved with the synergy of Swift and GBM.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20120001527., M11-1100., and Time Domain Astrophysics with Swift; 24-26 Oct. 2011; Clemson, SC; United States.
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