Abstract:Thanks to a detailed pulse phase spectroscopy of archival XMM–Newton observations, we discovered narrow and strongly phase-dependent absorption features in the X-ray spectra of two X-ray dim isolated neutron stars (XDINSs), RX J0720.4-3125 and RX J1308.6+2127. The spectral lines show similar properties: they are detected in only 20% of the rotational cycle with an energy of ~ 740 eV and appear to be stable over the timespan covered by the observations. The strong dependence on the pulsar rotation and the narro… Show more
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