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Name 050173
Title Relics and Halos at intermediate redshift: testing the merging paradigm


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pcxdkl1
Author Prof Pasquale Mazzotta
Description Within the framework of an extensive radio observational campaign aimed to search for radio halos and relics in galaxy clusters in the redshift range 0.2-0.4 at 610 MHz, we propose to observe one cluster of our sample which is exceptional in the radio band and therefore extremely promising for testing the merging paradigm. RXCJ1314.4-2515 is the unique case known to date of galaxy cluster hosting both a radio halo and a double relic. Our goal is to reconstruct the detailed dynamics of this cluster and to test the physical properties of the ICM related to the relics and halo formation.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-08-07T15:38:17Z/2007-08-08T07:50:13Z
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 2008-09-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008, 050173, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pcxdkl1