X-Ray Emission from Clusters and the Formation of Galaxies

  • James Binney
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 60)


In these remarks I hope to show that the discovery by X-ray astronomers in 1976 that the gas in rich clusters of galaxies has a nearly solar abundance of iron (Mitchell et al., 1976; Mushotzky et al., 1978) fits rather nicely with recent developments in other areas of extragalatic astronomy, and might indeed have been anticipated on the basis of papers published prior to 1976. Many of the ideas I shall be discussing will be found in Binney and Silk (1978).


Heavy Element Massive Star Galactic Disk Elliptical Galaxy Dwarf Star 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Binney
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  1. 1.Magdalen College and Department of Theoretical PhysicsOxfordEngland

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