Magnetar-like activity from the central compact object in the SNR RCW103

  title={Magnetar-like activity from the central compact object in the SNR RCW103},
  author={Nanda Rea and Alice Borghese and Paolo Esposito and F. Coti Zelati and Matteo Bachetti and Gian Luca Israel and Andrea De Luca},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
The 6.67 hr periodicity and the variable X-ray flux of the central compact object (CCO) at the center of the SNR RCW 103, named 1E 161348-5055, have been always difficult to interpret within the standard scenarios of an isolated neutron star or a binary system. On 2016 June 22, the Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) onboard Swift detected a magnetar-like short X-ray burst from the direction of 1E 161348-5055, also coincident with a large long-term X-ray outburst. Here we report on Chandra, NuSTAR, and… 

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