A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 050478
Title The X-ray coolest gas in nearby cool core clusters


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8wdb7t7
Author Prof Andrew Fabian
Description We propose to make deep RGS observations of three low redshift clusters in order to make definitive statements about the range of temperature in the clusters and the level and spatial distribution of cooling. All three clusters have cool cores, short central cooling times and central radio sources making bubbles. The targets all show FeXVII emission lines, and as they are nearby we are able to spatially resolve the innermost region where the feedback must originate. These observations will exploit the unique capability of the RGS, and build on one of XMM.s major discoveries.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-06-26T07:22:51Z/2007-08-04T17:44:54Z
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 2008-12-02T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-12-02T00:00:00Z, 050478, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8wdb7t7