AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 74 Planets in Binary Star Systems, Young Stars and Jets
Poster, Tuesday, 9:20am-6:30pm, January 10, 2006, Exhibit Hall

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[74.28] A Chandra Study of Herbig-Haro Objects: HH184 & HH300

C. A. Poteet (Western Kentucky University), E. N. Jordan, E. D. Feigelson (Pennsylvania State University), B. Reipurth (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)

Recent data obtained by the \emph{Chandra X-ray Observatory} has demonstrated that the jet launch and collimation region of protostellar jets contain high-temperature X-ray emitting plasma; a previously unknown property from low frequency studies. Thus, providing evidence that protostellar jets could possibly be considered as strong X-ray emitters. Here, we present \emph{Chandra} observations of Herbig-Haro objects HH184 and HH300, and explore the possible origin of their X-ray emission: unabsorbed jet emission from HH184 versus protostellar emission from HH300.

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