A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 005894
Title Measuring the Magnetic Field and Relativistic Particles in Relic Radio Galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xmnj0ll
Author Prof Fiona Harrison
Description We propose XMM observations of four relic radio galaxies, with the goal of detecting inverse Compton scattered microwave background radiation. Detection of this emission would yield both a measurement of the relativistic electron density and the magnetic field, directly testing assumptions of equipartition, and providing a unique probe of conditions in the surrounding IGM. XMM.s high sensitivity and broad bandpass are ideally suited to these observations. Non-detection by XMM would imply extreme departures of the particles and fields from equipartition, itself a surprising and important result.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-02-14T07:59:00Z/2003-06-10T07:47:57Z
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 2004-06-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004, 005894, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xmnj0ll