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Name 050437
Title Unveiling the baryons in large-scale structures


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qlj53vi
Author Dr Luca Zappacosta
Description Simulations and observations indicate that galaxy overdensities are good tracers of the dark matter large-scale structures (LSS) and therefore of the diffuse warm-hot phase (WHIM) that should be associated with them. The WHIM in LSS should have large column densities, and therefore should be much easier to detect than the low density WHIM targeted so far through absorption line studies on random lines of sight (with controversial results). The strategy of searching for WHIM signatures in known LSS is safer and more robust, since the redshift of the absorber is known a priori. We have selected 13 bright blazars just in the background of 6 known LSS. We propose to observe these blazars (in outburst phase) with 2 TOO observations of 100ks each to probe the WHIM in the foreground LSS.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-06-02T09:06:32Z/2008-05-17T22:51:22Z
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 2009-06-24T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-06-24T00:00:00Z, 050437, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qlj53vi