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T Tauri Stars: The X-ray Connection

V.M. Costa, M. T. V. T. Lago

The launch of ROSAT opened a new era in the study of T Tauri stars. Prompted by the IUE results, the new X-ray data confirms the existence of extremely high levels of activity in these young stars, very likely of magnetic nature. We address a detailed analysis of the star TW Hya in the X-ray spectral range. A summary of its properties in the UV will also be included in order to grasp an overall picture of the activity in this star.

Astrophysics and Space Science
Volume 261, Page 119
January 1999

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