A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 005774
Title The Physical Properties of the Intra-Cluster Gas at z > 1


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0bz3i16
Author Dr Piero Rosati
Description We propose deep EPIC observations of two X-ray selected spectroscopically confirmed, clusters at z=1.10 and z=1.23. High S-N X-ray imaging and spectroscopy will allow us to measure, for the first time, both the temperature and the metallicity of the intra-cluster gas in two bona-fide clusters at z>1, with unprecented insight in their physical properties. Given the large look-back time, these measurements: 1. will yield an estimate of the cluster masses with direct implications on cosmological models; 2. will permit to study evolutionary effects on the cluster Lx-T relation; 3. will also constrain the mode and epoch of metal enrichment of the gas.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-01-03T01:54:11Z/2003-01-11T19:49:30Z
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 2004-05-20T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-05-20T00:00:00Z, 005774, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0bz3i16