Galactic Center IRS13E: Colliding Stellar Winds or an Intermediate Mass Black Hole?

31 May 2020 Zhu Zhenlin Li Zhiyuan Ciurlo Anna Morris Mark R. Zhang Mengfei Do Tuan Ghez Andrea M.

A small cluster of massive stars residing in the Galactic center, collectively known as IRS13E, is of special interest due to its close proximity to Sgr A* and the possibility that an embedded intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH) binds its member stars. It has been suggested that colliding winds from two member stars, both classified as Wolf-Rayet type, are responsible for the observed X-ray, infrared and radio emission from IRS13E... (read more)

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  • HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICAL PHENOMENA
  • ASTROPHYSICS OF GALAXIES