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Name 074193
Title PKS B1400-33 and Abell S753: A Very Bright Radio Relic in a Poor Cluster


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4axets0
Author Prof Craig Sarazin
Description The cluster radio relic PKS B1400-33 in the poor cluster Abell S753 will be observed with XMM-Newton and NuSTAR to detect and image the nonthermal Inverse Compton emission. This is the second brightest cluster radio relic known. Remarkably, it is associated with a relatively poor, cool cluster. Although it has many properties similar to other cluster radio relics, it is possible that it is an old radio lobe, displaced by motions or buoyancy. These observations will be a strong test of merger shock acceleration processes, and will give the magnetic field, nonthermal energy, and shock acceleration efficiency. The observations will allow the dynamical state of the cluster to be determined, and will detect the merger shock which is expected to be associated with the relic.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-07-25T21:32:51Z/2014-07-27T12:51:08Z
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 2015-08-25T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-08-25T22:00:00Z, 074193, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4axets0