Letter to the Editor
Radio lobe dynamics and the environment of microquasars
Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, 85741 Garching, Germany
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 14 March 2002
We argue that, when compared to AGNs in dynamical terms, microquasars are found in low density, low pressure environments. Using a simple analytic model, we discuss radio lobe dynamics and emission. Dynamical considerations for GRS 1915+105 and GRO J1655-40 show that they are located in regions much less dense than the canonical unless the jets are unusually narrow or much more powerful than currently believed.
Key words: galaxies: jets / ISM: jets and outflows / stars: individual: GRS 1915+105, GRO J1655-40
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