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Title: Ubiquity: Relativistic Winds from Young Rotation-Powered Pulsars

Authors: E. V. Gotthelf (Columbia)
Abstract: Recent X-ray observations of young rotation-powered pulsars are providing an unprecedented detailed view of pulsar wind nebulae. For the first time, coherent emission features involving wisps, co-aligned toroidal structures, and axial jets are fully resolved in X-rays on arc-second scales. These structures, which are remarkably coherent and symmetric, are similar to features seen in the optical Crab nebula. In this report, we present the latest high resolution Chandra X-ray images of six young rotation-powered pulsars in supernova remnants. These data suggest an X-ray morphology perhaps common to all young rotation-powered pulsars and serve as a guide for developing the next generation of theoretical models for pulsar wind nebulae.
Comments: 6 pages, 6 figures, LaTex, aipproc. To appear in "The 20th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics", eds. H. Martel and J. C. Wheeler, AIP, in press (2001)
Subjects: Astrophysics (astro-ph)
DOI: 10.1063/1.1419602
Cite as: arXiv:astro-ph/0105128
  (or arXiv:astro-ph/0105128v1 for this version)

Submission history

From: Eric Gotthelf [view email]
[v1] Tue, 8 May 2001 20:05:21 GMT (323kb)