Institute of Astronomy

The Impact of High Mass X-ray Binaries on their Environment

SpeakerTalk DateTalk Series
Sylvain Chaty28 July 2016Binary Stars Talks

Abstract

I will report on a survey we recently performed with the Herschel satellite on the environment of High Mass X-ray Binaries (HMXB) and microquasars. In addition to Herschel PACS and SPIRE proprietary data, we retrieved multi-wavelength archival data (from Spitzer, GreenBank, VLA, etc.). We aimed at searching for interactions created by the impact and feedback of outflows emanating from the central sources, and also looked for potential induced stellar formation. The main question is: how do jets and wind alter the close environment of these high energy sources?

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