A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 040093
Title Mapping the properties of the low-energy electron population in 3C353


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0mmxx5m
Author Dr Martin J. Hardcastle
Description XMM-Newton and Chandra observations have shown us that inverse-Compton radiation from the lobes of powerful radio sources is widely detectable, and its study has shed new light on the energetics and dynamics of such objects. In principle, the spatial and spectral properties of this radiation offer a unique way to map the properties of the energetically dominant low-energy electron population in radio lobes, with important consequences for our understanding of the dynamics of radio sources on small and large scales. However, this can only be done with bright, nearby targets. We have recently shown that this type of study is possible in the radio galaxy Pictor A, and here propose to extend it to another source, 3C353, which we argue is the best possible target for such observations.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-08-25T02:49:36Z/2007-02-17T07:03:19Z
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 2008-04-13T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-04-13T00:00:00Z, 040093, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0mmxx5m