A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 001042
Title Merger Shocks in Clusters of Galaxies
URL

http://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-sl/servlet/data-action-aio?obsno=0010420201
http://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-sl/servlet/data-action-aio?obsno=0010420701

DOI 10.5270/esa-nla31o2
Author Dr Craig Sarazin
Description Major mergers of clusters of galaxies are the most energetic events in the present Universe. We propose XMM observations of 5 merging clusters to detect shocks in the intracluster gas. We will use these shocks to determine the global dynamics and local physics of the intracluster medium. Shock physics will determine: (a) if the kinetic energy is effectively thermalized in shocks or if much of the shock energy goes into turbulence, magnetic fields, or cosmic rays; (b) if electrons undergo collisionless heating in the shocks; (c) whether the acceleration of relativistic electrons is effective in these shocks; (d) how angular momentum affects mergers; and (e) what the persistence of small cooling cores tells us about the dynamics of mergers and peaks in
Publication Metal abundances in the cool cores of galaxy clusters . de Grandi, S., Molendi, S., . A&A . 508-565 . 2009 . 2009A&A...508..565D ,
HIFLUGCS: Galaxy cluster scaling relations between X-ray luminosity, gas mass, cluster radius, and velocity dispersion . Zhang, Y.-Y., Andernach, H., et all. . A&A . 526-105 . 2011 . 2011A&A...526A.105Z ,
Radial profiles of Fe abundance in the intracluster medium of nearby clusters observed with XMM-Newton . Matsushita, K., . A&A . 527-134 . 2011 . 2011A&A...527A.134M ,
The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey. V. The Second XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue . Watson, M. G., Schroder, A. C., et all. . A&A . 493-339 . 2009 . 2009A&A...493..339W ,
Statistical evaluation of the flux cross-calibration of the XMM-Newton EPIC cameras . Mateos, S., Saxton, R. D., et all. . A&A . 496-879 . 2009 . 2009A&A...496..879M ,
Planck early results. XI. Calibration of the local galaxy cluster Sunyaev-Zeldovich scaling relations . Planck Collaboration, Ade, P. A. R., et all. . A&A . 536-11 . 2011 . 2011A&A...536A..11P ,
The Swift Burst Alert Telescope Perspective on Non-thermal Emission in HIFLUGCS Galaxy Clusters . Wik, Daniel R., Sarazin, Craig L., et all. . ApJ . 748-67 . 2012 . 2012ApJ...748...67W ,
The XMM Cluster Survey: optical analysis methodology and the first data release . Mehrtens, Nicola, Romer, A. Kathy, et all. . MNRAS . 423-1024 ....
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-01-08T12:48:31Z/2001-01-08T22:18:49Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2002-10-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-10-09T00:00:00Z, 001042, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nla31o2