Spin and Relativistic Phenomena Around Blach Holes

L. Brenneman, J. Miller, P. Nandra, M. Volonteri, M. Cappi, G. Matt, S. Kitamoto, F. Paerels, M. Mendez, R. Smith, M. Nowak, M. Garcia, M. Watson, M. Weisskopf, Y. Terashima, Y. Ueda

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Ever since the seminal work of Penrose (1969) and Blandford & Znajek (1977), it has been realized that black hole spin may be an important energy source in astrophysics. X-ray observations are uniquely able to answer: Does black hole spin play a crucial role in powering relativistic jets such as those seen from radio-loud active galactic nuclei (AGN), Galactic microquasars, and Gamma-Ray Bursts?
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalAstro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Science White Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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