# Jellyfish: the origin and distribution of extreme ram-pressure stripping events in massive galaxy clusters

@article{McPartland2016JellyfishTO,
title={Jellyfish: the origin and distribution of extreme ram-pressure stripping events in massive galaxy clusters},
author={Conor McPartland and Harald Ebeling and Elke Roediger and Kelly Blumenthal},
journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year={2016},
volume={455},
pages={2994-3008}
}
• Published 30 October 2015
• Physics
• Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
We investigate the observational signatures and physical origin of ram-pressure stripping (RPS) in 63 massive galaxy clusters at $z=0.3-0.7$, based on images obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope. Using a training set of a dozen "jellyfish" galaxies identified earlier in the same imaging data, we define morphological criteria to select 211 additional, less obvious cases of RPS. Spectroscopic follow-up observations of 124 candidates so far confirmed 53 as cluster members. For the brightest…

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