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The powerful radio galaxy 3C 223

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

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An X-ray image of the radio lobes, core and hot-gas environment of the powerful radio galaxy 3C 223, with radio contours superimposed to show the relationship between radio and X-ray properties. The radio contours are from the 1.4-GHz VLA map of Leahy & Perley (1991). The lobe X-rays come from inverse-Compton scattering of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation.

Investigator(s):  Croston, Birkinshaw, Hardcastle, and Worrall

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