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Name 072174
Title Merger Activity and Radio Emission Within and Between Abell 2061 and 2067


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-u6osko0
Author Prof Craig Sarazin
Description We will observe the cluster pair A2061-A2067, which show evidence for merger activity within and potentially between them. Our Chandra observation of the center of A2061 shows evidence for a merger with a subcluster just after first core passage. There is a shock, and a plume to the NE which is probably the cool core gas from the merging subcluster. Our radio observations have detected a bright radio relic to the SW of A2061, a central halo-relic, and a possible relic to the N of A2067. A pair of XMM observations will be used to determine the properties of the shock in A2061, the dynamical state of this cluster, and the merger history of A2067. We will search for X-rays near the position of the SW relic and for a filament of intercluster gas in the Cor. Bor. supercluster.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-08-06T21:16:06Z/2013-08-07T11:09:26Z
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 2014-09-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-09-05T00:00:00Z, 072174, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-u6osko0