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Paper: Direct Observations of the Dynamics and Variability at High Energy Emission Regions in TeV Blazars
Volume: 402, Approaching Micro-Arcsecond Resolution with VSOP-2: Astrophysics and Technologies
Page: 270
Authors: Kino, M.; Asada, K.; Hagiwara, Y.; Edwards, P.G.; VSOP-2 Science Working Group
Abstract: VSOP-2 observations of “blazars” may be part of the VSOP-2 Key Science Program for Active Galactic Nuclei. We propose VSOP-2 observations of nearby blazars together with a multi-frequency campaign observations. For example, in two nearby TeV blazars Mrk 421 and Mrk 501, the 38 micro-arcsec resolution corresponds to about 0.03 pc in linear scale, which is comparable to the size of the high energy emission region in the standard one-zone model. We show the advantages of VSOP-2 observation of these blazars compared with previous VLBI studies, and discuss some relevant unresolved problems.
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