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2011MNRAS.411.2002Y - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 411, 2002-2008 (2011/March-1)

A past capture event at Sagittarius A* inferred from the fluorescent X-ray emission of Sagittarius B clouds.


Abstract (from CDS):

The fluorescent X-ray emission from neutral iron in the molecular clouds [Sagittarius (Sgr) B] indicates that the clouds are being irradiated by an external X-ray source. The source is probably associated with the Galactic central black hole (Sgr A*), which triggered a bright outburst 100 yr ago. We suggest that such an outburst could be due to a partial capture of a star by Sgr A*, during which a jet was generated. Using constraints from the observed flux and the time variability (∼10 yr) of the Sgr B fluorescent emission, we find that the shock produced by the interaction of the jet with the dense interstellar medium represents a plausible candidate for the X-ray source emission.

Abstract Copyright: 2010 The Authors Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society2010 RAS

Journal keyword(s): black hole physics - radiation mechanisms: non-thermal - Galaxy: centre - X-rays: individual: Sagittarius B

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