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Paper: Reconstructing the Past Light Curve of Sgr A* With X-ray Echoes
Volume: 528, New Horizons in Galactic Center Astronomy and Beyond
Page: 227
Authors: Chuard, D.; Terrier, R.; Goldwurm, A.; Clavel, M.; Soldi, S.; Morris, M. R.; Ponti, G.
Abstract: X-ray echoes at the Galactic centre allow the reconstruction of the past activity of Sgr A*, provided that the line-of-sight positions of the reflecting clouds are known. Using a Monte Carlo model to place constraints on the positions of 8 clouds, we show, for the first time at a 5-sigma level, that Sgr A* experienced two powerful outbursts in the past centuries: a short one ∼85 yr back, and a longer one ∼240 yr ago.
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