A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 014548
Title A Multiwavelength Study of the Cosmic Web


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8q6hoz1
Author Dr Chris Miller
Description We propose here XMM observations of Abell 1882; the first massive nearby cluster of galaxies observed by the SDSS. The region surrounding Abell 1882 is complex in the optical and X--ray wavelengths. In the optical, the main cluster core is extended with a bi-modal redshift distribution. However, the redshift histogram does not resemble typical merger scenarios. On the other hand, the peak X--ray emission is significantly offset from the galaxy concentration, indicative of a merging system. We will propose a detailed physical model for this system using a combination of X--ray, optical data with new hydro-N--body simulations. Such a model is essential for determining the roles of different physical mechanisms (e.g. turbulence, ram pressure, dissipation) on galaxy formation and evolution.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-02-08T01:12:46Z/2003-02-08T07:45:33Z
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 2004-03-02T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-03-02T00:00:00Z, 014548, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8q6hoz1