A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 065179
Title The connection of X-ray tails and HI tails of late-type cluster galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9224b70
Author Dr Ming Sun
Description X-ray tails of late-type cluster galaxies were only detected recently with Chandra and XMM. Detailed studies of these systems allow us to better understand ram-pressure stripping, galaxy transformation in clusters, mixing of the stripped cold ISM with the hot ICM, r^ant micro-physics and intracluster SF. However, X-ray tails are rare in blind searches, often submerged in strong cluster background. We propose a targeted search for X-ray tails for six late-type galaxies with known HI tails in the Virgo cluster. The combination of Virgo.s proximity, the low cluster background around these galaxies and XMM.s power in the soft X-ray band will put strong constraints on the properties of X-ray tails even if none are detected, which will also be compared with our simulations.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-06-02T04:55:52Z/2010-06-14T06:49:32Z
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 2011-07-03T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-07-03T00:00:00Z, 065179, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9224b70