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Environments of low-power radio galaxies

Minimum credit line: Image courtesy of J.H. Croston (University of Hertfordshire, UK) and ESA. (for details, see Conditions of Use).

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XMM-Newton EPIC observations of a sample of radio-galaxy environments. In colour the X-ray emission from galaxy groups hosting nearby radio galaxies is shown. The superimposed contours indicate the radio emission from the jets and lobes of each active galaxy. Low-power radio galaxies are found to live in galaxy groups with X-ray luminosities ranging over two orders of magnitude, and appear to be having a dramatic effect on the hot intragroup gas.

Investigator(s):  J.H. Croston, M.J. Hardcastle, M. Birkinshaw, D.M. Worrall, R.A. Laing

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