A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 076034
Title Characterizing a 100 kpc long galaxy tail in the outskirts of the A119 cluster


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ukqhbak
Author Dr Christine Jones
Description Ram pressure stripping of interstellar gas from galaxies in clusters has significant impacts on galaxy evolution as well as on the heavy element enrichment of the intracluster gas. We propose deep XMM-Newton observations to characterize the long (100 kpc) X-ray tail associated with the early type galaxy CGCG 384-028 in the outskirts of the A119 cluster. This observation will help constrain the history of the mixing of the stripped enriched galaxy ISM with the hot cluster gas.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-07-06T08:01:27Z/2015-07-07T09:51:27Z
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 2016-07-27T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2016, 076034, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ukqhbak