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Name 055036
Title Abell 2063: The Physics of Cooling Flow Clusters with Central Radio Sources


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gqinn2m
Author Prof Craig Sarazin
Description Central galaxies in rich clusters are the sites of cluster cooling cores, with large masses of gas cooling through part of the X-ray band. Many of these galaxies host powerful radio sources. These sources can displace and compress the X-ray gas leading to enhanced cooling and star formation. We request a re-observation due to background flares of Abell 2063, a bright cooling core. Our Chandra observation showed radio "holes" in the X-ray emission. We will constrain the source of additional pressure in the radio source needed to support overlying shells of X-ray gas. We will address the problem of the lack of kT less than 1-2 keV gas in cooling flows by searching for abundance inhomogeneities, heating from the radio source, and excess absorption.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-07-23T07:45:02Z/2008-07-23T15:41:57Z
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 2009-08-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-08-22T00:00:00Z, 055036, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gqinn2m