Observations and physics of galactic superluminal sources

A. Levinson, R. Blandford

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The physical conditions within the two Galactic superluminal sources discovered recently, their interaction with their environment, and their possible formation are examined and contrasted with their extragalactic counterparts, with emphasis on the observational consequences. In particular, the minimum jet power implied by the observations, jet content, and possible formation and confinement scenarios are considered. The implications for the relationship between radio, optical, X-and-7-ray emission, and the possible formation of detectable, low frequency radio lobes extending up to several hundred parsecs in size are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Grs 1915+105; gro j1655-40 - X-rays
  • Stars
  • Stars - Gamma-rays
  • Theory -radio continuum


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