Disks and jets in planetary nebulae

Noam Soker*, Mario Livio

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

148 Scopus citations


Highly collimated bipolar outflows and jets have been recently observed to be associated with some planetary nebulae. Assuming that the mechanism of jet formation requires the presence of an accretion disk, we examine the possibilities to form such disks in the case of planetary nebulae with binary nuclei. We show that at the emergence from the common envelope phase, some systems can form accretion disks. Planetary nebulae therefore form the newest addition to the classes of objects (which so far include active galactic nuclei, young stellar objects, and some X-ray binaries) which produce jets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-224
Number of pages6
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 20 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Accretion, accretion disks
  • ISM: jets and outflows
  • Planetary nebulae: general

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Disks and jets in planetary nebulae'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this