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The Parsec-scale Jet of the Neutrino-emitting Blazar TXS 0506+056
Li, Xiaofeng1,2,3; An, Tao1; Mohan, Prashanth1; Giroletti, Marcello4
2020-06-01
Source PublicationASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL
ISSN0004-637X
Volume896Issue:1Pages:12
AbstractRecently the IceCube Collaboration detected very high energy (VHE) neutrinos and associated them with the blazar TXS 0506+056, raising a possible association of VHE neutrinos with this and other individual blazars. Very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) is so far the only technique enabling the imaging of the innermost jet at milliarcsec resolution (parsec scale), where the high-energy emission possibly originates from. Here, we report on the radio properties of the parsec-scale jet in TXS 0506+056 derived from the analysis of multiepoch, multifrequency archive VLBI data. The half opening angle of the jet beam is about 38, and the jet inclination angle is about 20 degrees. The overall jet structure shows a helical trajectory with a precessing period of 5-6 yr, likely originating from instabilities operating at parsec scales. The calculated beaming parameters (Doppler boosting factor, bulk Lorentz factor) suggest a moderately relativistic jet. The parsec-scale magnetic field strength is estimated in the contexts of core shift and variability, and is in general agreement in the range of 0.2-0.7 G. And it is found to decrease from a relatively larger value during the quiescent period before the ongoing flare. This suggests a conversion of magnetic field energy density to particle energy density that helps accelerate injected particles at the jet base and results in variable shocked emission. The neutrino event could be associated with the onset of energetic particle injection into the jet. This scenario then supports the lepto-hadronic origin of the VHE neutrinos and gamma-ray emission owing to a cospatial origin.
KeywordBlazars Radio active galactic nuclei Neutrino astronomy Radio jets Gamma-ray sources Non-thermal radiation sources
Funding OrganizationNational Key R&D Programme of China ; National Key R&D Programme of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; NASA ; NASA ; NSF ; NSF ; National Key R&D Programme of China ; National Key R&D Programme of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; NASA ; NASA ; NSF ; NSF ; National Key R&D Programme of China ; National Key R&D Programme of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; NASA ; NASA ; NSF ; NSF ; National Key R&D Programme of China ; National Key R&D Programme of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; NASA ; NASA ; NSF ; NSF
DOI10.3847/1538-4357/ab8f9f
WOS KeywordHIGH-ENERGY NEUTRINO ; ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI ; CORE SHIFTS ; RADIO JET ; EMISSION ; MODEL ; POWER
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Key R&D Programme of China[2018YFA0404602] ; National Key R&D Programme of China[2018YFA0404603] ; Chinese Academy of Sciences[114231KYSB20170003] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[11803062] ; NASA[NNX08AW31G] ; NASA[NNX11A043G] ; NASA[NNX14AQ89G] ; NSF[AST-0808050] ; NSF[AST-1109911]
Funding OrganizationNational Key R&D Programme of China ; National Key R&D Programme of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; NASA ; NASA ; NSF ; NSF ; National Key R&D Programme of China ; National Key R&D Programme of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; NASA ; NASA ; NSF ; NSF ; National Key R&D Programme of China ; National Key R&D Programme of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; NASA ; NASA ; NSF ; NSF ; National Key R&D Programme of China ; National Key R&D Programme of China ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; NASA ; NASA ; NSF ; NSF
WOS Research AreaAstronomy & Astrophysics
WOS SubjectAstronomy & Astrophysics
WOS IDWOS:000542595200001
PublisherIOP PUBLISHING LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.bao.ac.cn/handle/114a11/82964
Collection中国科学院国家天文台
Corresponding AuthorAn, Tao
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Shanghai Astron Observ, Key Lab Radio Astron, Shanghai 200030, Peoples R China
2.Shanghai Tech Univ, 100 Haike Rd, Shanghai 201210, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, 19 A Yuquan Rd, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
4.Ist Nazl Astrofis, Ist Radioastron, Via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna, Italy
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Li, Xiaofeng,An, Tao,Mohan, Prashanth,et al. The Parsec-scale Jet of the Neutrino-emitting Blazar TXS 0506+056[J]. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL,2020,896(1):12.
APA Li, Xiaofeng,An, Tao,Mohan, Prashanth,&Giroletti, Marcello.(2020).The Parsec-scale Jet of the Neutrino-emitting Blazar TXS 0506+056.ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL,896(1),12.
MLA Li, Xiaofeng,et al."The Parsec-scale Jet of the Neutrino-emitting Blazar TXS 0506+056".ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 896.1(2020):12.
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