Chandra ToO observations of Gaia-discovered tidal disruption events
Date of Archiving2014
Chandra X-ray observatory
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Key wordstheoretical predictions; tidal disruptions
The Gaia satellite is predicted to discover more than 100 Tidal Disruption Events per year. A small fraction should have X-ray emission bright enough to allow detailed Chandra follow-up observations. These observations can be compared with the theoretical predictions for the outflows and presence of absorption lines and edges. Tidal disruption events are also our only way to determine black hole properties of otherwise dormant black holes in galaxies beyond a few local galaxies.