|Title||Detailed Diagnostics of the Nuclear Explosion in the Hydra A Galaxy Cluster|
|Author||Prof Hans Boehringer|
|Description||We propose to use the superior spectro-imaging capabilities of XMM-Newton to shed further light on the heating process in cluster cooling cores by a deep study of the radio lobe-ICM interaction and shock heating in the Hydra A cluster. Encouraged by our findings in the less energetic nearby system M87, we plan to apply the developed diagnostic tools to Hydra A, which shows a wealth of interaction features and resembles as a scaled-up version of M87 seen at a correspondingly larger distance. In particular we want to study the large-scale shock, the entropy structure of the interaction region of the ICM with the outer radio lobes and use the metallicity distribution for further diagnostics.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2008-09-27T00:00:00Z, 050426, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3tdxwx6|