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Name 060315
Title An XMM-Newton Study of the Dynamical Processes of the Hot Gas Halo of Cen A


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-aw9cibx
Author Dr Ralph Kraft
Description We propose a 240 ks observation (6x40 ks mosaic) of the large scale gas corona around the nearby radio galaxy and late-stage merger Centaurus A. We will measure the temperature, density, and entropy of the gas and characterize its morphology to constrain the dynamics of the merger as well as the interaction between the gas and multiple epochs of nuclear activity. We will confirm the presence of the ghost-cavity southern counterpart to the Northern Middle Radio lobe and search for spatially extended features indicative of interactions between radio plasma and cold gas.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-07-15T17:26:36Z/2009-07-16T09:46:55Z
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 2010-08-04T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-08-04T00:00:00Z, 060315, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-aw9cibx