The Outburst of HST-1 in the M87 Jet

@article{Harris2006TheOO,
  title={The Outburst of HST-1 in the M87 Jet},
  author={D. Harris and C. C. Cheung and J. Biretta and W. Sparks and W. Junor and E. Perlman and A. Wilson},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={640},
  pages={211-218}
}
  • D. Harris, C. C. Cheung, +4 authors A. Wilson
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • The X-ray intensity of knot HST-1, 085 from the nucleus of the radio galaxy M87, has increased by more than a factor of 50 during the last 5 yr. The optical increase is similar, and our more limited radio data indicate a commensurate activity. We give the primary results of our Chandra X-Ray Observatory monitoring program and consider some of the implications of this extreme variability in a relativistic jet. We find that the data support a "modest beaming synchrotron" model as indicated in our… CONTINUE READING
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