A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 082226
Title The Structure of the Violent Merger in PLCKESZ G200.9-28.2


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-q4htv8a
Author Prof Daniel Wik
Description We have discovered an unprecedented radio relic at the periphery of the Planck
cluster PLCK200 using the GMRT and the JVLA; its morphology suggests two shock
surfaces, and it is oriented >45 degrees relative to the merger axis, unlike
typical relics. Shallow XMM data shows a disturbed X-ray morphology and emission
extending to the relic.s outer edge. Exploiting the superior collecting area of
XMM, we will resolve both shocks and discern the poorly understood nature of the
particle acceleration mechanism producing the relic. At the same time, we will
identify surface brightness and temperature structures throughout the elongated
cluster and search for evidence of an ongoing multiple merger, which could
explain the double arc structure and orientation of the relic.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2018-09-19T03:55:20Z/2018-09-19T17:15:20Z
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 2019-10-11T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Prof Daniel Wik, 2019, 082226, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-q4htv8a