A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 065329
Title Large Halos of Missing Baryons Around Galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4w0xeg4
Author Prof Joel Bregman
Description If galaxies had the cosmological baryon-to-dark matter ratio, they would have
3-30 times their observed baryon mass. These missing baryons are undetected, but
some fraction may surround a galaxy with a hot diffuse halo extending to
R_virial (250 kpc). A loosely bound gaseous halo could be stripped in a cluster
or group environment, but should be relatively undisturbed around isolated
late-type spirals. Existing observations of spirals are mainly of nearby
systems, where only the inner parts fit in a field of view so a halo on the
scale of R_virial would pass unnoticed. To detect or place limits on a large
halo of missing baryons, we propose to observe isolated L* spirals sufficiently
distant that we can detect emission to at least R_virial.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-12-04T05:58:44Z/2010-12-05T00:00:30Z
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 2011-12-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Prof Joel Bregman, 2011, 065329, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4w0xeg4