A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 014138


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-39uk5wz
Author Dr Roberto Fusco-Femiano
Description We propose to observe the northwest radio relic of the cluster Abell 2256 for 40 ksec in order to localize the non-thermal hard X-ray emission recently detected by BeppoSAX. The energy range and the spectral capabilities of EPIC are able to detect the non-thermal radiation considering the low gas temperature of the relic likely associated with the ongoing merger of a subcluster with the main cluster. Besides, we can firmly verify the suggested link between particle acceleration processes due to merger events and the formation of extended radio regions and non-thermal X-ray emission.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-04-27T13:44:43Z/2003-06-30T16:45:48Z
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 2004-09-03T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-09-03T00:00:00Z, 014138, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-39uk5wz