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Name 067242
Title A detailed study of the most powerful radio halo cluster with XMM-Newton


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ghvskup
Author Dr Evan Million
Description We propose an XMM-Newton observation of the galaxy cluster MACS,J0717.5+3745 (z=0.546), which contains the most powerful and highest redshift radio halo known. We will map in detail the complex thermodynamics of this spectacular triple merger system, and probe the connection between the X-ray emitting, thermal gas and the radio bright, non-thermal particle population.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-10-11T17:20:20Z/2011-10-16T09:46:25Z
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 2012-11-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-11-01T00:00:00Z, 067242, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ghvskup