Radio Galaxy Zoo Talk

Merger question?

  • Ptd by Ptd

    I think I've read somewhere on this site that some jets are caused by mergers, is this an example?


  • ivywong by ivywong scientist, admin

    Mergers is one of the scenario that astronomers have theorised for the fueling of activity in a supermassive black hole. However not all large merger systems have jets. Typical galaxies with radio jets are large elliptical galaxies. Does this help?