Aligned Molecular Clouds towards SS 433 and L = 348ı.5: Possible Evidence for a Galactic “Vapor Trail” Created by a Relativistic Jet


We carried out a detailed analysis of the NANTEN CO (J = 1–0) dataset in two large areas towards SS 433 (l 40ı) and l 348ı.5. In SS 433, we detected ten clouds, which are well aligned nearly along the axis of an X-ray jet emanating from SS 433 at VLSR = 42–56 kms . The total length of the feature is 300 pc, three-times longer than that of the X-ray jet, at… (More)


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