A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 090263
Title A746: A Smorgasbord of Particle Acceleration


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-ud59sxt
Author Dr Christine Jones
Description Abell 746 is a unique system hosting a spectacular double radio relic, a possible radio halo, and two radio bright diffuse regions to the east of the cluster. With our proposed XMM-Newton and JVLA observations, along with existing low frequency radio data, we will (1) understand the origin of complex diffuse radio sources; (2) probe the underlying particle acceleration mechanism; (3) characterize the properties of the shocks responsible for these sources; (4) determine the merger scenario by comparison with simulations; and (5) study polarization properties of the relics and the magnetization of the intracluster medium through Faraday analysis.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN
Temporal Coverage 2022-05-10T19:13:19Z/2022-05-12T21:42:10Z
Version 20.08_20220509_1852
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 2022-06-02T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2022-06-02T00:00:00Z, 090263, 20.08_20220509_1852. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-ud59sxt