A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 010826
Title X-ray Halo and X-ray Plume of M86


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6jyn907
Author Dr Bernd Aschenbach
Description GT- M86 is a large elliptical galaxy near the center of the Virgo cluster. X-ray
observations have revealed a large halo of hot gas, and a bright 10 arcmin long
plume of hot gas apparently driven out by ram pressure forces and trailing
behind the galaxy as it moves through the even hotter IGM in the center of the
cluster. The gas density in the plume is high enough to support cooling flows
which may occur in more or less dense clumps. Spatially resolved X-ray
spectroscopy of M86 and the plume region is proposed to measure the temperature
distribution in the X-ray halo, to identify cooling flow clumps, to correlate
the hot gas morphology with H alpha filaments found within the plume and near
the center of M86, and to look for signs of interaction with the Virgo IGM.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-07-01T17:51:14Z/2002-07-02T17:38:30Z
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 2003-08-14T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Bernd Aschenbach, 2003, 010826, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6jyn907