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Name 050076
Title Abell 1201 as a Merging Cluster
URL

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DOI 10.5270/esa-dhqqs6t
Author Dr Paul Nulsen
Description Identifying galaxy clusters that have undergone recent mergers is a major obstacle to the study of the effects of mergers on cluster constituents. ''Cold fronts.. may provide a solution. To investigate this, we have selected a sample of clusters with well-defined cold fronts from the Chandra archive. Thermal and radio properties of the intracluster medium (ICM), and the dynamics and recent star formation histories of the galaxies will be determined and related to the dynamical state of the cluster. Here we propose to observe Abell 1201, one of the less well studied clusters from our sample. Data from XMM-Newton will enable us to map the thermal structure of its ICM, especially on large scales, to examine the effects of its ongoing merger.
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Instrument EPN, RGS1, OM, RGS2, EMOS1, EMOS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-12-25T01:47:47Z/2007-12-25T16:11:32Z
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 2009-01-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-01-30T00:00:00Z, 050076, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-dhqqs6t