The intracluster medium in the X-ray halo of M 87

  • Hans Böhringer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 530)


The halo of M 87 is an interesting study object for X-ray and radio astronomy. X-ray observations allow to study the hot gaseous environment of M 87 and provide a means to determine the galaxy halo mass. The X-ray halo is actually an indistinguishable part of the intracluster medium of the Virgo cluster, which features a moderate cooling flow focused onto M 87. There is a clear interaction effect between the relativistic plasma in the radio lobes and the thermal intracluster medium, featuring cooling gas in the regions of the lobes.


Cool Flow Relativistic Plasma Virgo Cluster Lobe Region Halo Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Böhringer
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische PhysikGarchingGermany

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