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Paper: VSOP Studies of Internal Structure of the Jet in 3C273
Volume: 402, Approaching Micro-Arcsecond Resolution with VSOP-2: Astrophysics and Technologies
Page: 189
Authors: Lobanov, A.
Abstract: Observations with VSOP provided an excellent tool for imaging relativistic flows in great detail. Enhanced resolution and high-dynamic range of VSOP observations enabled resolving internal structure of the parsec-scale jet in 3C273. This has provided a unique opportunity to determine accurately physical properties of the flow and study the onset and evolution of Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. Several modes of the instability have been identified and traced along the jet, yielding the most detailed picture of the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability developing in a relativistic jet. Exploring and expanding of this area of studies will certainly be further advanced by the next generation space VLBI mission VSOP-2.
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