Relativistic Jets in Core-collapse Supernovae

  title={Relativistic Jets in Core-collapse Supernovae},
  author={Tsvi Piran and Ehud Nakar and Paolo A. Mazzali and Elena Pian},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
After decades of extensive research the mechanism driving core-collapse supernovae (CCSNe) is still unclear. One common mechanism is a neutrino-driven outflow, but others have been proposed. Among those, a long-standing idea is that jets play an important role in supernova (SN) explosions. Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) that accompany “hypernovae,” rare and powerful CCSNe, involve relativistic jets. A GRB jet punches a hole in the stellar envelope and produces the observed gamma-rays far outside the… 

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