|Title||Observations of a Filament in the North Ecliptic Pole Supercluster|
|Author||Prof Patrick Henry|
|Description||Superclusters are the end result of the hierarchical process that forms galaxies, groups and clusters. Clusters in superclusters are thought to form from matter, mostly in groups, that is flowing along filaments. Thus filaments are thought to be the fundamental structural element of superclusters. This picture has limited observational support because most superclusters are too distant for groups to be reliably detected. Our work on the ROSAT All-Sky Survey at the North Ecliptic Pole has increased from 7 to 21 the group and cluster membership of a previously known supercluster there, revealing a particularly striking example of a filament. We propose observations of the clusters in this filament to elucidate its dynamics.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2005-04-21T00:00:00Z, 014116, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-r5wqscx|