A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 082491
Title Unveiling the Nature of Fossil Groups of Galaxies with XMM-Newton-HST


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7ltqayw
Author Dr renato dupke
Description Fossil groups present a puzzle to theories of structure formation. Despite the low number of bright galaxies, their high velocity dispersions and high T_X seem to indicate cluster-like gravitational potential wells. The measured concentration parameters seem to be high indicating early formation epochs but some recent observations contradict that scenario. We propose a discriminatory test, using intracluster light to mass ratio, combining short XMM and HST observations for a classic massive fossil group. We will use a newly developed method for measuring ICL that is independent of arbitrary assumptions about light distribution and that has provided new robust results. This test will allow us to set independent constraints on formation mechanisms and ages of these peculiar (but numerous) systems.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2018-05-07T21:41:28Z/2018-10-27T00:57:42Z
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 2019-11-13T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2019-11-13T23:00:00Z, 082491, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7ltqayw