Birth of a relativistic outflow in the unusual γ-ray transient Swift J164449.3+573451

  title={Birth of a relativistic outflow in the unusual γ-ray transient Swift J164449.3+573451},
  author={B. Zauderer and E. Berger and A. Soderberg and A. Loeb and R. Narayan and D. Frail and G. Petitpas and A. Brunthaler and R. Chornock and J. Carpenter and G. Pooley and K. Mooley and S. Kulkarni and R. Margutti and D. Fox and E. Nakar and N. Patel and N. Volgenau and T. Culverhouse and M. F. Bietenholz and M. Rupen and W. Max-Moerbeck and A. Readhead and J. Richards and M. Shepherd and S. Storm and C. Hull},
  • B. Zauderer, E. Berger, +24 authors C. Hull
  • Published 2011
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Active galactic nuclei, which are powered by long-term accretion onto central supermassive black holes, produce relativistic jets with lifetimes of at least one million years, and the observation of the birth of such a jet is therefore unlikely. Transient accretion onto a supermassive black hole, for example through the tidal disruption of a stray star, thus offers a rare opportunity to study the birth of a relativistic jet. On 25 March 2011, an unusual transient source (Swift J164449.3+573451… CONTINUE READING
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