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The diagnostic potential of Fe lines applied to protostellar jets

Giannini, T. (1); Nisini, B. (1); Antoniucci, S. (1); Alcalá, J. M. (2); Bacciotti, F. (3); Bonito, R. (4,5); Podio, L. (6); Stelzer, B. (4); Whelan, E. T. (7) (1) INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, via Frascati 33, I-00040 Monte Porzio Catone, Italy; (2) INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, via Moiariello 16, I-80131 … Continue reading

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Atomic physics of shocked plasma in the winds of massive stars

Maurice Leutenegger (NASA/GSFC/CRESST/UMBC),  David Cohen (Swarthmore College), Stan Owocki (Bartol Research Institute) High resolution diffraction grating spectra of x-ray emission from massive stars obtained with Chandra and XMM-Newton have revolutionized our understanding of their powerful, radiation-driven winds. Emission line shapes and line ratios … Continue reading

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