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Jets and Transients

Blandford, R. D. (1998) Jets and Transients. In: XXIIIrd General Assembly of the IAU. Highlights of Astronomy. Vol.11B. No.2. Kluwer , Dordrecht, pp. 751-754. ISBN 9789401147781.

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I have been asked to provide some general introduction to the topic of jets and high energy transients. I have chosen to do this by asking seven questions that seem to be timely following recent observational and theoretical developments, the most important of which may be the growing realization that the extragalactic- massive black hole and Galactic-stellar mass black hole manifestations of these phenomena provide two complementary ways of viewing a common physical mechanism. I have also chosen to illustrate these questions using one specific source in each case. The page limits prevent me from giving the answers. They also prohibit my even attempting to give a skeletal bibliography over so large a field. Fortunately almost all of these topics will be covered in greater depth during this meeting.

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Additional Information:© 1998 IAU. I thank Rob Nelson and Virginia Trimble for helpful discussions in preparing this talk. Support under NSF grant AST-9529170 is gratefully acknowledged.
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Official Citation:Blandford, R. (1998). Jets and Transients. Highlights of Astronomy, 11(2), 751-754. doi:10.1017/S1539299600018694
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:11 Dec 2018 23:01
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