The X-ray emission mechanism in the protostellar jet HH 154

Giovanni Peres, Rosaria Bonito, Favata, Rosner, Orlando

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We study the mechanism causing the X-ray emission recently detected in protostellar jets, by performing a detailed modeling of the interaction between a supersonic jet originating from a young stellar object and the ambient medium, for various values of density contrast, ν, between the ambient density and the jet, and of Mach number, M; radiative losses and thermal conduction have been taken into account. Here we report a representative case which reproduces, without any ad hoc assumption, the characteristics of the X-ray emission recently observed in the protostellar jet HH 154. We find that the X-ray emission originates from a localized blob, consistent with observations, which moves with velocity v ˜ 500 km s-1; we therefore predict the X-ray source to have a detectable proper motion.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)L1-L4
Numero di pagine4
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2004

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