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Name 050426
Title Detailed Diagnostics of the Nuclear Explosion in the Hydra A Galaxy Cluster


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3tdxwx6
Author Prof Hans Boehringer
Description We propose to use the superior spectro-imaging capabilities of XMM-Newton to shed further light on the heating process in cluster cooling cores by a deep study of the radio lobe-ICM interaction and shock heating in the Hydra A cluster. Encouraged by our findings in the less energetic nearby system M87, we plan to apply the developed diagnostic tools to Hydra A, which shows a wealth of interaction features and resembles as a scaled-up version of M87 seen at a correspondingly larger distance. In particular we want to study the large-scale shock, the entropy structure of the interaction region of the ICM with the outer radio lobes and use the metallicity distribution for further diagnostics.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-05-11T12:05:22Z/2007-05-12T23:52:20Z
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, 2008-09-27T00:00:00Z, 050426, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3tdxwx6