A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 050416
Title The Role of Intracluster Stars in the Enrichment of the Intracluster Medium


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-u9u46tj
Author Mr Suresh Sivanandam
Description How does the intracluster medium become enriched with metals? A popular idea is
that outflows from cluster galaxies are the source, but these models require
non-standard top-heavy IMFs and unphysically high mass loss rates (close to
100%). As a result, galaxies are unlikely to be the sole source of metals. We
recently identified a significant population of intracluster stars in all of the
nearby clusters and groups we surveyed. With simple modeling, standard
qssumptions, and XMM and optical data, we find that intracluster stars can
produce a significant amount of metals in the central regions of clusters,
primarily because they pollute the ICM directly. Here we propose to disentangle
the contribution of galactic outflows from that of intracluster stars in lower velocity dispersion systems.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-12-03T16:49:21Z/2007-12-04T10:08:51Z
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 2009-01-29T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Mr Suresh Sivanandam, 2009, 050416, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-u9u46tj