A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 000296
Title What disrupts the jets in wide-angle tail radio galaxies - testing merger models


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jyhoyri
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
Temporal Coverage 2002-06-22T05:08:28Z/2002-06-22T08:20:53Z
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 2003-08-06T00:00:00Z
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