|Title||What disrupts the jets in wide-angle tail radio galaxies - testing merger models|
|Author||Dr Martin Hardcastle|
|Description||Wide-angle tail radio galaxies (WATs) are a challenge to our understanding of the way in which extragalactic radio sources interact with their environment. Neither the disruption of their jets nor the 100-kpc-scale bending of their tails is fully understood. WATs always inhabit X-ray-luminous clusters, and recent cluster merger events may give rise to observed clumpy X-ray emission and to large-scale winds that bend and disrupt the jets. We propose to test this model in a small sample of well-studied WATs. XMM.s high sensitivity and spatial resolution will allow us to determine the nature of the clumpy gas and|
|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, 2003-08-06T00:00:00Z, 000296, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jyhoyri|