The first months in the lifetime of the newly born jet associated to Swift J1644+57
1 Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, IAA-CSIC, PO Box 03004, 18080 Granada, Spain
2 Institute de Radioastronomie Milimetrique (IRAM), 300 rue de la Piscine, 38406 Saint Martin dHères, France
3 Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad de Jaén, Campus Las Lagunillas, 23071 Jaén, Spain
4 Instituto de Astronomía, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México, Apdo. Postal 70-264, 04510 México, D. F., México
5 Sungkyunkwan University (SUKKU), 440-746 Suwon, Korea
6 Ewha Womans University, Daehyundong 11-1 Seodaemungu 120-750 Seoul, Korea
7 Space Research Institute of RAS, Profsoyuznaya, 84/32, Moscow 117997, Russia
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We describe the evolution of of Swift J1644+57, whose unique X-ray properties have led several groups to interpret its behavior as corresponding to an extraordinary event of tidal disruption of a star by a supermassive black hole in the nucleus of a (z = 0.3545) galaxy, as derived by GTC. Multiwavelength observations (optical, millimetre, centimitre) are proving to be essential to reveal the long term nature of the emission in this source. In particular, we identify for the first time the properties of a forming relativistic jet. In our interpretation of the phenomenon, we leave the still open possibility that it may correspond to the onset of a dormant AGN, but this may only be tested with longer term X-ray, millimetre and centimetre monitoring.
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