Volume 631, November 2019
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||31 October 2019|
Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, CNES, LAM, Marseille, France
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2 IRAP, Université de Toulouse, CNRS, CNES, UPS, Toulouse, France
3 Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, PO Box 9513, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
4 Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Universidade do Porto, CAUP, Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto, Portugal
5 Univ Lyon, Univ. Lyon1, ENS de Lyon, CNRS, Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon UMR5574, 69230 Saint-Genis-Laval, France
6 Stockholm University, Department of Astronomy and Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, AlbaNova, University Centre, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
7 Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
Accepted: 11 September 2019
Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) observations of the cluster of galaxies CGr32 (M200 ≃ 2 × 1014 M⊙) at z = 0.73 reveal the presence of two massive star-forming galaxies with extended tails of diffuse gas detected in the [O II]λλ3727–3729 Å emission-line doublet. The tails, which have a cometary shape with a typical surface brightness of a few 10−18 erg s−1 cm−2 arcsec−2, extend up to ≃100 kpc (projected distance) from the galaxy discs, and are not associated with any stellar component. All this observational evidence suggests that the gas was removed during a ram-pressure stripping event. This observation is thus the first evidence that dynamical interactions with the intracluster medium were active when the Universe was only half its present age. The density of the gas derived using the observed [O II]λ3729/[O II]λ3726 line ratio implies a very short recombination time, suggesting that a source of ionisation is necessary to keep the gas ionised within the tail.
Key words: galaxies: clusters: general / galaxies: clusters: individual: CGr32 / galaxies: evolution / galaxies: interactions / galaxies: ISM / galaxies: high-redshift
The reduced datacube is also available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (22.214.171.124) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/cat/J/A+A/631/A114
© A. Boselli et al. 2019
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