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Name 014780
Title Spatially resolved spectroscopy of cooling clusters of galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-hqsbexe
Author Dr Jelle Kaastra
Description We propose to observe the clusters of galaxies Sersic 159-03 and 2A 0335+096 each for 140 ks. The RGS spectra will allow us to spatially resolve the distribution of the coolest gas in the cluster cores. They also will yield for the first time accurate measurements of the carbon and nitrogen abundance in a cluster. With EPIC two dimensional maps of the temperature and abundance will be made, allowing us to study the chemical and dynamical history of these clusters.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-11-20T00:20:57Z/2003-08-05T20:04:04Z
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 2004-09-11T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-09-11T00:00:00Z, 014780, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-hqsbexe