A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 004118
Title Hot gas in groups as a probe of galaxy evolution


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rik2ogw
Author Dr Trevor Ponman
Description The evolution of most galaxies takes place within the environment of a galaxy group. The group potential retains gas left over from galaxy formation or ejected from galaxies. XMM has the sensitivity to study this record of the interaction between galaxies and their environments in unprecedented detail. We propose high quality observations of a sample of five groups which we have studied with ROSAT. These systems cover a range of group and galaxy properties, and the detailed temperature and abundance maps we construct will permit a study of the dynamical evolution of the groups and the chemical evolution of their galaxies. For example we will be able to correlate the contributions of
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-11-21T19:18:20Z/2002-06-02T14:15:23Z
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 2003-06-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-06-27T00:00:00Z, 004118, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rik2ogw