ACTIVE GALAXIES

Stars take down relativistic jets

One way for a relativistic jet to decelerate is by instabilities developing on its boundary, which are likely to be caused by continuous bombardment by stars from the host galaxy of the radio jet.

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Fig. 1: A stellar-wind bubble entering an AGN jet.

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Torres-Albà, N. Stars take down relativistic jets. Nat Astron 4, 448–449 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-020-1096-1

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