A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 021128
Title The Supercluster-scale filament of galaxies ZwCl 2341.1+0000 at z=0.3


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8jznhm3
Author Dr Somak Raychaudhury
Description We propose to jointly observe with Chandra-ACIS and XMM-EPIC the unique large scale filamentary network of galaxies associated with the cluster ZwCl 2341.1+0000 at z=0.3, discovered from the NVSS radio survey. Our optical-radio data show that it is at least 10 Mpc in extent, and appears to be a supercluster in formation. It is the only known supercluster-scale filament structure where both (RASS) x-rays and evidence of intergalactic magnetic field have been detected. Shocks from forming large structures can accelerate particles to these very high energies. We wish to detect thermal bremsstrahlung from this filament as predicted from our simulations, which also predict micro-gauss magnetic fields, and explore the role of shock-heating in the intergalactic medium.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-06-12T08:42:35Z/2005-06-12T23:12:32Z
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 2006-06-29T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-06-29T00:00:00Z, 021128, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8jznhm3