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Name 080355
Title Interaction of a massive cluster system with the embedding cosmic filament


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rynuk1f
Author Dr Gayoung Chon
Description The galaxy cluster system RXCJ0225.9-4154 with the two sub-clusters A3016 and A3017 embedded in a large-scale structure filament shows very exciting signatures of filamentary accretion. The filament can be traced over 6 Mpc by galaxies and over more than half of its length we observe it in X-ray emission. The main cluster shows indications of shocks most probably from a recent merger along the filament axis. The filament between the two sub-clusters seems to be heated by the accretion shocks of the clusters. To study this rich accretion scenario better than with the available Chandra exposure, we propose an XMM-Newton observation of the system for 70 ks.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-06-25T11:51:53Z/2017-06-26T10:20:13Z
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 2018-07-26T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-07-26T22:00:00Z, 080355, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rynuk1f