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CHANDRA Observations of X-ray jet structure on kps to Mpc scales


Schwartz, DA and Marshall, HL and Miller, BP and Worrall, DM and Binkinshaw, M and Lovell, JEJ and Jauncey, DL and Perlman, ES and Murphy, DW and Preston, RA, CHANDRA Observations of X-ray jet structure on kps to Mpc scales, New Astronomy Reviews, 47, (6-7) pp. 461-465. ISSN 1387-6473 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S1387-6473(03)00072-1


With its exquisite spatial resolution of better than 0.5 arcsec, the Chandra observatory is uniquely capable of resolving and studying the spatial structure of extragalactic X-ray jets on scales of a few to a few hundred kilo-parsec. Our analyses of four recent Chandra images of quasar jets interpret the X-ray emission as inverse Compton scattering of high energy electrons on the cosmic microwave background. We infer that these jets are in bulk relativistic motion, carrying kinetic powers upwards of 1046 ergs s-1 to distances of hundreds of kpc, with very high efficiency. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Galactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Lovell, JEJ (Dr Jim Lovell)
ID Code:46706
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2007-08-29
Last Modified:2007-08-29

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