A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030367
Title Structure Formation in the Environs of a High-Redshift Double-Cluster


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nq2frod
Author Dr Christopher Mullis
Description A high-redshift double-cluster from the 160 Square Degree ROSAT survey provides an ideal laboratory for examining the formation and evolution of structure over a range of physical scales and evolutionary stages of the hierarchical clustering process. We have collected a wealth of optical data for these clusters and their surrounding environment. Principal components include a weak gravitational lensing analysis and deep, panoramic multi-color imaging of the galaxy populations, both of which were executed using the VLT 8m telescope. To complement these detailed assessments of the cold baryonic and dark matter components, and to measure the fundamental properties of the hot intracluster gas requires deep X-ray observations which we propose here.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-07-07T01:44:49Z/2005-07-07T21:11:49Z
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 2006-08-03T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-08-03T00:00:00Z, 030367, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nq2frod