A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 080226
Title Are galaxy groups metal-poor


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mnvc5pg
Author European Space Agency
Description Metals, through the emission of spectral lines, play a fundamental role in the
cooling processes at work in the ICM. But when, where, and how these metals
formed and were distributed through the cluster volume is still under debate.
Detailed measurements out to large radii will improve our knowledge of the metal
enrichment in galaxy groups and clusters, by directly exploring most of the
system.s volume. While in recent years metallicity measurements to R500 have
been done for a sizable number of galaxy clusters, we are still missing
systematic measurements at such radii for galaxy groups. We re-propose a pilot
sample of four galaxy groups that were awarded C time, one of which has now
been partially observed (IC1262), to derive the abundance profiles to R500.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2018-02-06T09:12:14Z/2018-02-06T12:48:54Z
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 2019-02-26T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2019, Are Galaxy Groups Metal-Poor, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mnvc5pg