X-ray wakes in Abell 160

@article{Drake2000XrayWI,
  title={X-ray wakes in Abell 160},
  author={Nicholas A. Drake and Michael Merrifield and Irini Sakelliou and Jason Pinkney},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2000},
  volume={314},
  pages={768-774}
}
‘Wakes’ of X-ray emission have now been detected trailing behind a few (at least seven) elliptical galaxies in clusters. To quantify how widespread this phenomenon is, and what its nature might be, we have obtained a deep (70 ks) X-ray image of the poor cluster Abell 160 using the ROSAT HRI. Combining the X-ray data with optical positions of confirmed cluster members, and applying a statistic designed to search for wake-like excesses, we confirm that this phenomenon is observed in galaxies in… Expand

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