Radio Galaxy Zoo Talk

is it a jet?

  • HntStrJonny by HntStrJonny

    i'm not sure but ist this a jet?


  • JeanTate by JeanTate in response to HûntSt°rJonny's comment.

    Welcome to RGZ, HûntSt°rJonny!

    I think it's a pair of back-to-back jets, originating in the AGN (active galactic nucleus) of the faint IR source between their two ends. That faint IR source is at the same position - on the sky - as an optical one, which goes by the name SDSS J095342.76+115055.2 It doesn't look very much in the SDSS image, but it's likely a giant elliptical galaxy, with a redshift of ~0.46. See for yourself:

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    You can read a lot more about jets in this excellent blob post by Heinz Andernach, an RGZ science team member.

    Happy hunting! 😃