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Name 000297
Title The interaction of twin-jet radio sources with their environments


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-m61d67i
Author Dr Martin Hardcastle
Description The large-scale structures of extragalactic radio sources are believed to be determined largely by their environments of hot, X-ray emitting gas. XMM is the first X-ray observatory with sufficient sensitivity to allow a detailed study of this interaction. We have selected three nearby twin-jet radio sources from the 3CRR sample, all of which are known to lie in group-scale hot gas environments and which show evidence in their radio structures for strong interactions with the external medium. XMM observations will allow us to make detailed maps of the clusters, relating their structure to the radio emission, and to look for the first time for the expected heating of the medium as a result of expansion work done by the radio source.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-12-09T18:19:20Z/2002-02-05T22:49:52Z
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 2003-02-28T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-02-28T00:00:00Z, 000297, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-m61d67i