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Name GT2_jfritz_2
Title Unveiling the nature of the infrared emission in M87


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ogz3m0e
Author European Space Agency
Description M87 is a giant elliptical galaxy located at the centre of the Virgo
Cluster. Known to host an extremely massive black hole, it is an active
galaxy showing no signs of quasar-like activity.
The very nature of its infrared emission is, at present, not completely
unveiled. The spectral energy distribution longward of 10 microns is
dominated by the radio jet, known since more than 50 years to be powered
by synchrotron emission. Whether a fraction of the infrared radiation
has a different origin, such as thermal emission from a dusty torus, or
from a diffuse dust component, is not clear yet.

We propose to perform deep observations of a field centered on M87
with PACS, at both 70 and 100 micron, at slow speed. In this way we will
achieve the best possible spatial resolution, and the jet will be
imaged at a very high S/N. Furthermore, we will be able to detect emission
from the diffuse dust, if any, down to a few thousands solar masses.
Publication DustPedia: Multiwavelength photometry and imagery of 875 nearby galaxies in 42 ultraviolet-microwave bands . Clark C. J. R. et al. . Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 609, id.A37, 30 pp. . 609 . 10.1051\/0004-6361\/201731419 . 2018A&A...609A..37C ,
Probing the spectral shape of dust emission with the DustPedia galaxy sample . Nersesian Angelos et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society . null . null . 2021MNRAS.506.3986N ,
Quantifying the cool ISM in radio AGNs: evidence for late-time retriggering by galaxy mergers and interactions . Bernhard E. et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society . null . null . 2022MNRAS.512...86B ,
A nearby galaxy perspective on dust evolution. Scaling relations and constraints on the dust build-up in galaxies with the DustPedia and DGS samples . Galliano Frédéric et al. . Astronomy and Astrophysics . null . null . 2021A&A...649A..18G ,
Reproducing the Universe: a comparison between the EAGLE simulations and the nearby DustPedia galaxy sample . Trčka Ana et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society . null . null . 2020MNRAS.494.2823T ,
Scaling relations and baryonic cycling in local star-forming galaxies. I. The sample . Ginolfi M. et al. . Astronomy and Astrophysics . null . null . 2020A&A...638A...4G ,
Dust emissivity and absorption cross section in DustPedia late-type galaxies . Bianchi S. et al. . Astronomy and Astrophysics . null . null . 2019A&A...631A.102B ,
DustPedia: the relationships between stars, gas, and dust for galaxies residing in different environments . Davies J. I. et al. . Astronomy and Astrophysics . null . null . 2019A&A...626A..63D ,
Old and young stellar populations in DustPed...
Instrument PACS_PacsPhoto_largeScan
Temporal Coverage 2011-07-17T15:46:56Z/2011-07-17T17:45:45Z
Version SPG v14.2.0
Mission Description Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009! It is the fourth 'cornerstone' mission in the ESA science programme. With a 3.5 m Cassegrain telescope it is the largest space telescope ever launched. It is performing photometry and spectroscopy in approximately the 55-671 µm range, bridging the gap between earlier infrared space missions and groundbased facilities.
Creator Contact https://support.cosmos.esa.int/h®erschel/
Date Published 2012-01-17T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012, Unveiling The Nature Of The Infrared Emission In M87, SPG v14.2.0, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ogz3m0e