|Title||Deep XMM-Newton Observations of the Frontier Fields Cluster A370|
|Author||Dr Christine Jones|
|Description||We propose a 126 ks XMM-Newton observation of the Frontier Fields cluster A370, which, along with the very precise mass map derived from HST lensing observations, and existing Chandra, Spitzer and SZ data, galaxy spectroscopy, plus hydrodynamic simulations, will allow us to understand the cluster.s merger history and constrain how heavy elements as well as the thermal energy are distributed throughout the hot cluster gas in this merging cluster. These goals are possible to achieve since XMM-Newton offers good angular resolution, large collecting area and excellent spectral resolution and because A370 appears to be a relatively simple merger of two similarly massive subclusters.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2018-03-29T22:00:00Z, 078215, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9s45sly|