Predictions for anisotropic X-ray signatures in the circumgalactic medium: imprints of supermassive black hole driven outflows

  title={Predictions for anisotropic X-ray signatures in the circumgalactic medium: imprints of supermassive black hole driven outflows},
  author={Nhut Truong and Annalisa Pillepich and Dylan Nelson and Norbert Werner and Lars Hernquist},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The circumgalactic medium (CGM) encodes signatures of the galaxy-formation process, including the interaction of galactic outflows driven by stellar and supermassive black hole (SMBH) feedback with the gaseous halo. Moving beyond spherically symmetric radial profiles, we study the angular dependence of CGM properties around z = 0 massive galaxies in the IllustrisTNG simulations. We characterize the angular signal of density, temperature, and metallicity of the CGM as a function of galaxy… Expand

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