The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Large-scale, decelerating, relativistic X-ray jets from the microquasar XTE J1550-564

Large-scale, decelerating, relativistic X-ray jets from the microquasar XTE J1550-564
Large-scale, decelerating, relativistic X-ray jets from the microquasar XTE J1550-564
We have detected, at x-ray and radio wavelengths, large-scale moving jets from the microquasar XTE J1550-564. Plasma ejected from near the black hole traveled at relativistic velocities for at least 4 years. We present direct evidence for gradual deceleration in a relativistic jet. The broadband spectrum of the jets is consistent with synchrotron emission from high-energy (up to 10 tera-electron volts) particles that were accelerated in the shock waves formed within the relativistic ejecta or by the interaction of the jets with the interstellar medium. XTE J1550-564 offers a rare opportunity to study the dynamical evolution of relativistic jets on time scales inaccessible for active galactic nuclei jets, with implications for our understanding of relativistic jets from Galactic x-ray binaries and active galactic nuclei.
0036-8075
196-199
Corbel, S.
b31cdd54-9e1c-4bfa-ac85-f98c627ff455
Fender, R.P.
c802ddfc-25a3-4c0e-899d-11c405c705d1
Tzioumis, A.K.
d069871e-6e05-4f5a-a876-58fc583346c6
Tomsick, J.A.
a9cc3ecb-ac1b-4561-8570-edf46d54cd2f
Orosz, J.A.
a4dd6086-9663-445c-88d7-4899aa26cd57
Miller, J.M.
078305f0-03c7-4982-95ff-a92bc2f75b54
Wijnands, R.
382893ee-0e03-45e3-9321-db8b9fc74914
Kaaret, P.
033c5643-89d8-4af0-83da-3a6c032bcfd3
Corbel, S.
b31cdd54-9e1c-4bfa-ac85-f98c627ff455
Fender, R.P.
c802ddfc-25a3-4c0e-899d-11c405c705d1
Tzioumis, A.K.
d069871e-6e05-4f5a-a876-58fc583346c6
Tomsick, J.A.
a9cc3ecb-ac1b-4561-8570-edf46d54cd2f
Orosz, J.A.
a4dd6086-9663-445c-88d7-4899aa26cd57
Miller, J.M.
078305f0-03c7-4982-95ff-a92bc2f75b54
Wijnands, R.
382893ee-0e03-45e3-9321-db8b9fc74914
Kaaret, P.
033c5643-89d8-4af0-83da-3a6c032bcfd3

Corbel, S., Fender, R.P., Tzioumis, A.K., Tomsick, J.A., Orosz, J.A., Miller, J.M., Wijnands, R. and Kaaret, P. (2002) Large-scale, decelerating, relativistic X-ray jets from the microquasar XTE J1550-564. Science, 298 (5991), 196-199. (doi:10.1126/science.1075857).

Record type: Article

Abstract

We have detected, at x-ray and radio wavelengths, large-scale moving jets from the microquasar XTE J1550-564. Plasma ejected from near the black hole traveled at relativistic velocities for at least 4 years. We present direct evidence for gradual deceleration in a relativistic jet. The broadband spectrum of the jets is consistent with synchrotron emission from high-energy (up to 10 tera-electron volts) particles that were accelerated in the shock waves formed within the relativistic ejecta or by the interaction of the jets with the interstellar medium. XTE J1550-564 offers a rare opportunity to study the dynamical evolution of relativistic jets on time scales inaccessible for active galactic nuclei jets, with implications for our understanding of relativistic jets from Galactic x-ray binaries and active galactic nuclei.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 4 October 2002

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 40533
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/40533
ISSN: 0036-8075
PURE UUID: 723ba57f-bfe4-4c0e-af10-556dd265423e

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 04 Jul 2006
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 18:59

Export record

Altmetrics

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×