A new framework for cold filament formation in galaxy clusters

Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2020
Nature Astronomy: The ups and downs of cluster gas, Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2020 (Image: Yu Qiu, KIAA-PKU/Georgia Tech Cover Design: Bethany Vukomanovic)

In a Nature Astronomy Letter, Yu Qiu (KIAA Fellow/Georgia Tech), Tamara Bogdanović (Georgia Tech), Yuan Li (UC Berkeley), Michael McDonald (MIT), and Brian R. McNamara (U Waterloo) report on the formation mechanism of dusty, cold filaments in cool-core clusters based on radiation-hydrodynamic simulations of AGN feedback, shedding light on how supermassive black holes interact with the intracluster medium.

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