Radio Galaxy Zoo Talk

Hybrid?

  • axrldn by axrldn

    Is this a #hybrid?

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  • 42jkb by 42jkb scientist, admin

    I would say that it isn't because the majority of the radio emission is piled up at the farthest edges of the radio contours. The bright IR source in the middle of the two lobes is most likely the host galaxy of the radio emission.

    Because the radio emission is piled up at the furthest point in the radio lobes away from the host galaxy, we call this a Faranaroff and Riley Type II object (FRII). The radio emission is most likely hitting something dense and piling up. Very similar to shooting a garden hose of water towards a brick wall, only we don't know what the brick wall is.

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