|Title||Unveiling the Nature of Fossil Groups with XMM-HST II: Reducing Variance|
|Author||Dr renato dupke|
|Description||Fossil groups (FGs) 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 potential wells. Their measured c200 are high indicating early formation epochs, in contradiction with the observed lack of expected large cool cores. We have proposed a discriminatory test, using the intracluster light to mass ratio (ICLf-M) in FGs, using XMM and HST. The pilot study was successful and suggests that FGs are not merging and show high ICLf-M ratios in comparison to relaxed systems. We propose to increase the sample of bonafide FGs complementing XMM and HST archived observations to account for sample variance, allowing us to reliably constrain their formation mechanisms and ages.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2021-07-22T00:00:00Z, 084295, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-8yspcnm|