Metal transport by gas sloshing in M87

  title={Metal transport by gas sloshing in M87},
  author={Aurora Simionescu and Norbert Werner and William R. Forman and Eric D. Miller and Yoh Takei and Hans Bohringer and Eugene Churazov and Paul E. J. Nulsen},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present the results of an XMM–Newton mosaic covering the central ∼200 kpc of the nearby Virgo cluster. We focus on a strong surface brightness discontinuity in the outskirts of the brightest cluster galaxy (BCG), M87. Using both XMM–Newton and Suzaku, we derive accurate temperature and metallicity profiles across this feature and show that it is a cold front probably due to sloshing of the Virgo intracluster medium (ICM). It is also associated with a discontinuity in the chemical composition… 

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