Jets: Black holes and beyond

Thomas J. Maccarone, Elmar Koerding

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Abstract

We review the topic of jets in the universe, starting with the early history. We focus on jets from X-ray binaries, discussing the constrasts between the jets seen from black holes and from neutron stars. We then show the implications of results on X-ray binaries for studies of active galactic nuclei, and other black holes not in binary systems, such as stellar-mass black holes accreting from molecular clouds, and intermediate-mass black holes accreting from the interstellar medium in globular dusters. We close by listing some open issues on the topic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6.29-6.34
JournalAstronomy and Geophysics
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006

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