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Volume 432, Number 1, March II 2005
Page(s) L17 - L20
Section Letters
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:200500012

A&A 432, L17-L20 (2005)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:200500012


Are jets in symbiotic stars driven by magnetic fields?

M. Stute and M. Camenzind

Landessternwarte Heidelberg, Königsstuhl, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
    e-mail: M.Stute@lsw.uni-heidelberg.de

(Received 25 November 2004 / Accepted 26 January 2005 )

We compare two scenarios to launch jets - formation by MHD processes or formation by thermal pressure in the boundary layer (BL) - with respect to their compatibility with observational data of jets in symbiotic stars, especially in the well studied jet source MWC 560. Finally, we discuss points of further research to be done.

Key words: ISM: jets and outflows -- binaries: symbiotic

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