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Name 040401
Title What Bends the Enigmatic Double Nucleus Wide-Angle-Tailed Source 3C75?


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-t13jkf0
Author Dr Tracy Clarke
Description We propose a deep observation of the cluster Abell 400, which is host to the spectacular double twin-jet radio source 3C 75. The radio jets of each source show a number of bends which are common to both sources and are reflective of environmental conditions. Our initial short Chandra exposure shows the elongated cluster emission is clumpy; there is a hot X-ray region south of the AGN and a cool region to the north. Our previous AO-4 XMM observations (for the HIFLUGCS project) were lost due to flares. We will study the ICM density, temperature and pressure in the region of the radio source. These observations will allow us to examine the mechanism responsible for deflecting the twin tails: Is it due to the merger, density gradients, or inhomogeneities?
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-08-06T06:45:58Z/2006-08-06T17:34:30Z
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 2007-09-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-09-05T00:00:00Z, 040401, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-t13jkf0