X-ray Emission from Gigahertz Peaked/Compact Steep Spectrum Sources

Aneta Siemiginowska, Thomas L. Aldcroft, Martin Elvis, Jill Bechtold, Gianfranco Brunetti, Carlo Stanghellini

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The high spatial resolution of the Chandra X-ray Observatory allows us to study the environment of GPS/CSS sources to within an arcsec of the strong compact core. We present the discovery of X-ray jets in two GPS quasars, PKS1127—145 and B2 0738+313, indicating that X-ray emission associated with the relativistic plasma is present at large distances from the GPS nucleus. We also discuss first results from Chandra observations of our GPS/CSS sample. We find that six out of ten sources show intrinsic absorption at a level which may be sufficient to confine the GPS source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-117
Number of pages5
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • X-rays: galaxies
  • galaxies active

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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