Symmetry in Radio Galaxies

  • R. D. Ekers
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 97)


One of the most striking properties of the radio galaxies is the predominance of a symmetrical double lobed structure. Any model to explain the energy release and collimation in radio galaxies must be able to produce this symmetry as the normal morphology. Although this large scale symmetry in radio galaxies is a well known phenomenon, I feel it is worth reemphasising since our current attention is more sharply focussed on the small scale and often much less symmetric structures which are seen with the higher resolution radio telescopes (VLB, VLA etc).


Radio Source Radio Galaxy Elliptical Galaxy Inversion Symmetry Radio Luminosity 
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  • R. D. Ekers
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  1. 1.N.R.A.O.SocorroUSA

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