An X-ray survey of extragalactic radio jets with Chandra

Sambruna, Rita M.; Maraschi, L.; Tavecchio, F.; Cheung, C. C.; Urry, C. Megan; Chartas, G.; Scarpa, R.; Pesce, J. E.
Bibliographical reference

GAMMA 2001: Gamma-Ray Astrophysics 2001. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 587, pp. 256-260 (2001).

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We are performing a survey of a sample of 17 radio jets with Chandra and HST, with the aim of finding their X-ray and optical counterparts. In this paper, we present the preliminary Chandra results for the first six sources observed and analyzed so far. In four of them an X-ray jet is clearly detected. We compare the X-ray morphologies to the radio ones, using archival radio data and discuss similarities and differences with respect to previously studied cases. Our results show that X-ray jets are no longer rare and exotic phenomena, but qualify as a rather common occurrences of the extragalactic sky. .