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Name 084389
Title Probing the outburst history and precessing jet in Hydra A


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]
Author Prof Hans Boehringer
Description Hydra A is arguably the most spectacular nearby radio galaxy showing very energetic interaction of the radio jets with the embedding intracluster medium (ICM) of the A 780 host cluster. It has been the subject of several studies revealing many interesting features including signs of a precessing jet and multiple radio outbursts. However, there are still crucial open questions. We want to improve our understanding of this benchmark system by studying the interaction of the precessing jet with the ICM and by testing a new scenario of multiple radio outburst events. What is urgently needed are deeper X-ray spectro-imaging observations for the detailed diagnostics and modeling of the ICM, which we propose here with a net XMM-Newton exposure of 312 ks.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2019-04-30T04:06:34Z/2020-04-26T10:23:50Z
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 2021-05-19T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2021-05-19T00:00:00Z, 084389, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]