Central Compact Objects in Supernova Remnants

@article{Luca2008CentralCO,
  title={Central Compact Objects in Supernova Remnants},
  author={Andrea De Luca},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2008}
}
  • A. Luca
  • Published 13 December 2007
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
Central Compact Objects (CCOs) are a handful of sources located close to the geometrical center of young supernova remnants. They only show thermal-like, soft X-ray emission and have no counterparts at any other wavelength. While the first observed CCO turned out to be a very peculiar magnetar, discovery that three members of the family are weakly magnetised Isolated Neutron Stars (INSs) set the basis for an interpretation of the class. However, the phenomeology of CCOs and their relationship… 

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