PROBING THE COSMIC FILAMENTS BY MEANS OF X-RAY OBSERVATIONS


Bozkurt M., Hudaverdi M., ERCAN E. N.

15th National Conference of Astronomers of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia And Montenegro, 2 - 05 October 2008, vol.86, pp.347-348 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 86
  • City: Belgrade
  • Country: Serbia And Montenegro
  • Page Numbers: pp.347-348

Abstract

Recent observations and numerical simulations show that galaxies are not distributed in the Universe randomly. They are placed like the pearls of a necklace. The matter is spread into the space in the form of cosmic filaments and voids. The intersection regions of these cosmic filaments are what we observe as "clusters of galaxies". In this work we selected 9 clusters of galaxies (A1644, A1736, A3528, A3530, A3532, A3556, A3558, A3560, A3562) from SHAPLEY super cluster region, the largest concentration of galaxies in our nearby Universe. The XMM-Newton and Chandra archival data are used for the analysis. We interpret the morphology of the clusters in the region and gravitational perturbations as a result of close encountering in the Shapley. The cosmic filaments and webs are portrayed from the Shapley super cluster region analysis results.