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A Study on Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer

  • C. S. N. KoushikEmail author
  • Shruti Bhargava Choubey
  • S. P. V. Subba Rao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 65)

Abstract

It is a NASA Space Science Explorers program under the opportunity mission; it analyzes the electromagnetic, gravitational, and nuclear aspects of pulsars. NICER uses rotation-resolved spectroscopy in thermal and nonthermal emission spectra in the soft X-ray band with good precision and accuracy for detailed analysis of cosmic particle accelerators like in for quarks. It is also be used for X-ray navigation. Its advanced electronics helps it to analyze the data much efficiently (Davis et al. in J Geophys Res Oceans 99(C12):24383–24404) [1].

Keywords

NICER SEXTANT Pulsar/Neutron star X-ray navigation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. S. N. Koushik
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shruti Bhargava Choubey
    • 1
  • S. P. V. Subba Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology (SNIST)HyderabadIndia

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