We study the mechanism causing the X-ray emission recently detected in protostellar jets, by performing a detailed modeling of the interaction between a supersonic jet originating from a young stellar object and the ambient medium, for various values of density contrast, ν, between the ambient density and the jet, and of Mach number, M; radiative losses and thermal conduction have been taken into account. Here we report a representative case which reproduces, without any ad hoc assumption, the characteristics of the X-ray emission recently observed in the protostellar jet HH 154. We find that the X-ray emission originates from a localized blob, consistent with observations, which moves with velocity v ˜ 500 km s-1; we therefore predict the X-ray source to have a detectable proper motion.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Titolo:||The X-ray emission mechanism in the protostellar jet HH 154|
|Autori:||BONITO; R; ORLANDO; S; PERES G; FAVATA; F; ROSNER; R|
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||BONITO, R, ORLANDO, S, PERES G, FAVATA, et al. (2004). The X-ray emission mechanism in the protostellar jet HH 154. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 424, L1-L4.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1051/0004-6361:200400014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|