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Name 040484
Title Strong radio jets in a rich group: how disturbed is the hot gas in MKW 2?


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mttbb56
Author Dr J. M. Vrtilek
Description The central regions of galaxy clusters, frequently occupied by massive elliptical galaxies with strong radio sources interacting with dense, X-ray emitting gas, are among the most interesting and physically active regions in the Universe, and they have been extensively studied with contemporary X-ray observatories. We here propose a deep observation of an exceptional object at the low end of the cluster mass range, MKW 2, a rich galaxy group centered on a cD that exhibits remarkably strong radio jets extending 400 kpc, a scale unusual even in massive clusters. We will examine the interaction between cluster gas and radio source, measure the properties of the gas, and examine the nature of the temperature and abundance distributions.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-06-08T13:33:53Z/2007-06-09T02:48:43Z
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 2008-06-23T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-06-23T00:00:00Z, 040484, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mttbb56