Radio Galaxy Zoo Talk

emission on different axes?

  • WizardHowl by WizardHowl

    All the radio emission seems associated with the bright IR source in the middle-top of the image but the arrangement of the plumes is highly asymmetrical. It is possible one or both might be a headtail as suggested in the comment. If not, the radio emission seems to be on axes inclined at about 90 degrees to each other. The IR source is extended and perhaps there might be more than one galaxy blended in the survey image, which might mean the emission is arising from two separate galaxies that happen to be close to each other on our line of sight?