A Compact X-ray source and possible X-ray jets within the planetary nebula Menzel 3

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dc.contributor.author Kastner, Joel en_US
dc.contributor.author Balick, Bruce en_US
dc.contributor.author Blackman, Eric en_US
dc.contributor.author Frank, Adam en_US
dc.contributor.author Soker, Noam en_US
dc.contributor.author Vrtilek, Saeqa en_US
dc.contributor.author Li, Jingqiang en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-05-22T19:32:35Z en_US
dc.date.available 2006-05-22T19:32:35Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2003-07-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Astrophys.J.L. 591 (2003) L37-L40 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1538-4365 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/1845 en_US
dc.description Also archived in: arXiv: astro-ph/0305331 v1 19 May 2003 en_US
dc.description Preprint available at: https://ritdml.rit.edu/dspace/handle/1850/171 en_US
dc.description.abstract We report the discovery, by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, of X-ray emission from the bipolar planetary nebula Menzel 3. In Chandra CCD imaging, Mz 3 displays hot (~3-6 × 10^6 K) gas within its twin, coaxial bubbles of optical nebulosity, as well as a compact X-ray source at the position of its central star(s). The brightest diffuse X-ray emission lies along the polar axis of the optical nebula, suggesting a jet-like configuration. The observed combination of an X-ray-emitting point source and possible X-ray jet(s) is consistent with models in which accretion disks and, potentially, magnetic fields shape bipolar planetary nebulae via the generation of fast, collimated outflows (Refer to PDF file for exact formulas). en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Support for this research was provided by NASA/CXO grant GO2–3009X to RIT. Geoffrey Franz assisted in preparation of data for Figs. 1 and 3. N.S. acknowledges support from the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation. S.D.V acknowledges support from NASA grant NAG5–6711. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Astrophysical Journal Letters en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 591 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries no. 1 en_US
dc.subject ISM - jets and outflows en_US
dc.subject Planetary nebulae - individual - Menzel 3 en_US
dc.subject Stars - AGB and post-AGB en_US
dc.subject Stars - mass loss en_US
dc.subject Stars - winds, outflows en_US
dc.title A Compact X-ray source and possible X-ray jets within the planetary nebula Menzel 3 en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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