A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 040586
Title Mass Constraints on High Redshift Clusters of Galaxies with XMM-Newton


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wb167iz
Author Dr Amalia Hicks
Description By virtue of their immense size, galaxy clusters can provide important constraints on cosmological parameters. Two elements are crucial to this effort: a large sample of clusters covering a wide range in redshift, and accurate mass determinations. The Red-sequence Cluster Survey (RCS) has discovered thousands of cluster candidates at 0.2
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-06-12T08:08:59Z/2006-06-12T14:39:11Z
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 2007-07-04T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-07-04T00:00:00Z, 040586, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wb167iz