Corpus ID: 119011720

The Stormy Life of Galaxy Clusters: astro version

  title={The Stormy Life of Galaxy Clusters: astro version},
  author={Lawrence R. Rudnick},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  • Lawrence R. Rudnick
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies
  • Galaxy clusters form from the infall of dark and baryonic matter at the intersection of cosmic filaments. Most of the baryons are in the form of a hot, magnetized, intracluster plasma detected through its X-ray thermal bremsstrahlung emission. This plasma is tightly coupled to a second, cosmic ray plasma, detected through its synchrotron radio emission. Together, the properties of these plasmas encode the history of the cluster's formation and provide a snapshot of the ongoing cluster evolution… CONTINUE READING