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Gas sloshing regulates and records the evolution of the Fornax Cluster (2017)
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Su, Y., Nulsen, P. E., Kraft, R. P., Roediger, E., Zuhone, J. A., Jones, C., …Randall, S. W. (2017). Gas sloshing regulates and records the evolution of the Fornax Cluster. The Astrophysical journal, 851(1), 69. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa989e

We present results of a joint Chandra and XMM-Newton analysis of the Fornax Cluster, the nearest galaxy cluster in the southern sky. Signatures of merger-induced gas sloshing can be seen in the X-ray image. We identify four sloshing cold fronts in th... Read More

Stripped elliptical galaxies as probes of ICM physics : III. Deep Chandra observation of NGC 4552 - Measuring the viscosity of the intracluster medium (2017)
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Kraft, R. P., Roediger, E., Machacek, M., Forman, W. R., Nulsen, P. E., Jones, C., …Sheardown, A. (2017). Stripped elliptical galaxies as probes of ICM physics : III. Deep Chandra observation of NGC 4552 - Measuring the viscosity of the intracluster medium. The Astrophysical journal, 848(1), doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa8a6e

We present results from a deep (200 ks) Chandra observation of the early-type galaxy NGC 4552 (M89) which is falling into the Virgo cluster. Previous shallower X-ray observations of this galaxy showed a remnant gas core, a tail to the South of the ga... Read More

Uplift, Feedback, and Buoyancy: Radio Lobe Dynamics in NGC 4472 (2017)
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Gendron-Marsolais, M., Kraft, R. P., Bogdan, A., Hlavacek-Larrondo, J., Forman, W. R., Jones, C., …Roediger, E. (2017). Uplift, Feedback, and Buoyancy: Radio Lobe Dynamics in NGC 4472. The Astrophysical journal, 848(1), 26. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa8a6f

© 2017. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. We present results from deep (380 ks) Chandra observations of the active galactic nucleus (AGN) outburst in the massive early-type galaxy NGC 4472. We detect cavities in the gas coincide... Read More

The infall of the Virgo elliptical galaxy M60 toward M87 and the gaseous structures produced by Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities (2017)
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Wood, R. A., Jones, C., Machacek, M. E., Forman, W. R., Bogdan, A., Andrade-Santos, F., …Roediger, E. (2017). The infall of the Virgo elliptical galaxy M60 toward M87 and the gaseous structures produced by Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities. The Astrophysical journal, 847(1), doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa8723

We present Chandra observations of hot gas structures, characteristic of gas stripping during infall, in the Virgo cluster elliptical galaxy M60 (NGC4649) located 1 Mpc east of M87. 0.5−2 keV Chandra X-ray images show a sharp leading edge in the surf... Read More

Deep Chandra observations of the stripped galaxy group falling into Abell 2142 (2017)
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Eckert, D., Gaspari, M., Owers, M. S., Molendi, S., Gastaldello, F., Paltani, S., …Venturi, T. (2017). Deep Chandra observations of the stripped galaxy group falling into Abell 2142. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 605(September), A25. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201730555

In the local Universe, the growth of massive galaxy clusters mainly operates through the continuous accretion of group-scale systems. The infalling group in Abell 2142 is the poster child of such an accreting group, and as such, it is an ideal target... Read More

Molecular gas dominated 50 kpc ram pressure stripped tail of the Coma galaxy D100 (2017)
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Jáchym, P., Sun, M., Kenney, J. D. P., Cortese, L., Combes, F., Yagi, M., …Roediger, E. (2017). Molecular gas dominated 50 kpc ram pressure stripped tail of the Coma galaxy D100. The Astrophysical journal, 839(2), 114. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa6af5

We have discovered large amounts of molecular gas, as traced by CO emission, in the ram pressure stripped gas tail of the Coma cluster galaxy D100 (GMP 2910), out to large distances of about 50 kpc. D100 has a 60 kpc long, strikingly narrow tail whic... Read More

Chandra and JVLA Observations of HST Frontier Fields Cluster MACS J0717.5+3745 (2017)
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van Weeren, R. J., Ogrean, G. A., Jones, C., Forman, W. R., Andrade-Santos, F., Pearce, C. J. J., …Zitrin, A. (2017). Chandra and JVLA Observations of HST Frontier Fields Cluster MACS J0717.5+3745. The Astrophysical journal, 835(2), 197. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/835/2/197

To investigate the relationship between thermal and non-thermal components in merger galaxy clusters, we present deep JVLA and Chandra observations of the HST Frontier Fields cluster MACS J0717.5+3745. The Chandra image shows a complex merger event,... Read More

Capturing the 3D motion of an infalling galaxy via fluid dynamics (2017)
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Su, Y., Kraft, R. P., Nulsen, P. E. J., Roediger, E., Forman, W. R., Churazov, E., …Machacek, M. E. (2017). Capturing the 3D motion of an infalling galaxy via fluid dynamics. The Astrophysical journal, 835(1), 19. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/835/1/19

The Fornax Cluster is the nearest galaxy cluster in the southern sky. NGC 1404 is a bright elliptical galaxy falling through the intracluster medium of the Fornax Cluster. The sharp leading edge of NGC 1404 forms a classical "cold front" that separat... Read More

Deep Chandra observations of NGC 1404 : cluster plasma physics revealed by an infalling early-type galaxy (2017)
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Kraft, R. P., Forman, W. R., Randall, S. W., Machacek, M. E., Roediger, E., Churazov, E., …Su, Y. (2017). Deep Chandra observations of NGC 1404 : cluster plasma physics revealed by an infalling early-type galaxy. The Astrophysical journal, 834(1), 74. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/834/1/74

The intracluster medium (ICM), as a magnetized and highly ionized fluid, provides an ideal laboratory to study plasma physics under extreme conditions that cannot yet be achieved on Earth. NGC 1404 is a bright elliptical galaxy that is being gas stri... Read More