A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 060489
Title Metal Transport and Heating in the Core of the Antlia Cluster


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-crpidpw
Author Dr Marie Machacek
Description Understanding the transport of energy and metals from central dominant galaxies in clusters into the intracluster medium (ICM) is vital to any model for the evolution of structure in the Universe. We propose to use a 50ks EPIC MOS+pn observation of the core (inner 12.) of the Antlia Cluster to study the role of gas motions and turbulent diffusion in the chemical enrichment and heating of the ICM in a cluster with a sharply rising abundance profile, but without a cool core. We will map temperature, density and abundances throughout the Antlia cluster core, construct pressure and entropy maps to track gas motions and heat flows, and test models of metal enrichment due to turbulent motions powered by episodic outbursts from the central galaxy.s AGN.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-01-03T02:38:00Z/2010-01-03T20:54:58Z
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 2011-01-29T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-01-29T00:00:00Z, 060489, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-crpidpw