TDE observed in Arp299B
Ssc2018 08c

Credit: Seppo Mattila, Miguel Prez-Torres et al. 2018

Artwork • June 16th, 2018 • ssc2018-08c


A diagram showing the components of the TDE observed in Arp299B. (Not to scale). The supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy is surrounded by a highly dense medium, and embedded in a dusty torus. Most of the optical and X-ray emissions produced by the event were absorbed, and re-emitted at infrared (IR) wavelengths due to the existence of polar dust. A few months after the detection at IR wavelengths, the TDE was detected at radio wavelengths with the help of a very sensitive array of radio telescopes.

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