A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 065561
Title The inverse-Compton emission from the lobes of two nearby giant radio galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wwab1vr
Author Prof Mark Birkinshaw
Description A complete and systematic study of low-redshift 3CRR radio sources with Chandra has detected strong inverse-Compton (iC) emission from the lobes of the two giant radio galaxies 3C 35 and 3C 326. We propose 84 ks EPIC integrations for these exceptionally bright iC sources (a) to compare the distributions of radio synchrotron and X-ray iC emission with far higher signal-noise than possible with Chandra; (b) to measure the X-ray spectrum at ten locations in each source to search for spectral changes that might indicate changes in the low-energy electron populations; and (c) to map the thermal emission from the intergalactic gas that contains the lobe plasma and is being heated by it.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-02-17T22:16:39Z/2011-02-19T01:20:43Z
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 2012-03-10T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-03-10T00:00:00Z, 065561, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wwab1vr