Radio Galaxy Zoo Talk


  • akapinska by akapinska scientist

    Just noticed that the source has been hashtagged as possible hybrid (@planetaryscience). This is most likely double radio galaxy not hybrid though.

    If it were hybrid you would see one of the lobes much thicker than the other one, and the thinner lobe would be more connected to the core (the core has this strong IR source in the middle). So the lobes are going to be very different from each other, and they will be most likely different distance from the core too.

    Hybrid radio galaxies are very rare, only a handful of such objects are actually known, but keep an eye for them! Very complex and fascinating objects!