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Distribution of the bulk velocity relative to the speed of light
Image Credit: M. Nakamura, K. Asada
Distribution of the bulk velocity relative to the speed of light
Distribution of the bulk velocity relative to the speed of light is shown as a function of the de-projected distance (normalized by r_s) from the core of the relativistic jet from M87. The dashed line represents the velocity scaling based on the conservation of energy flux density of the torsional Alfven waves under the WKB approximation, and the solid line denotes the escape speed along the jet parabolic streamline
(Nakamura & Asada, 2013, ApJ, 775, 118)
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