A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 085323
Title The Circumgalactic Medium of a Nearby Massive Early-Type Radio Galaxy: IC4296


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]
Author Prof Megan Donahue
Description IC4296 is the host of a zvirgul0.012 of a very powerful radio jet (P(1.4GHz)virgul5E24 W-Hz. Recent VLA observations have revealed it has enormous (160 kpc diamter) lobes over 230 kpc from the nucleus. Because it is so close, we can study the ambient hot gas in the central kpc of this system in exquisite detail with Chandra and its large-scale, radio-plasma-filled bubbles with XMM. This system provides a unique opportunity to test ideas about how AGN feedback may be fueled by cold gas condensing out of the hot ambient interstellar medium. Given our vanishing capability of detecting soft X-rays at high spatial resolution, this may be our last opportunity to measure the thermodynamic state of the hot gas in this system for years.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2020-02-07T04:14:33Z/2020-02-08T01:12:53Z
Version 18.01_20200110_1700
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 2021-03-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2021-03-05T00:00:00Z, 085323, 18.01_20200110_1700. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]