The large-scale structure of virgo A

  • Uli Klein
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 530)


The large-scale structure of the nearby radio galaxy Vir A is reviewed. It is argued that epochs of varying activity are also manifest on large scales. The radio sources exhibits three basic components: the inner bright lobes (projected size ∼5 kpc), the intermediate lobes (∼30 kpc), and the outer diffuse lobes (∼80 kpc). It seems difficult to reconcile these features, which have rather different brightnesses, energy densities and spectra, with a jet that had constant thrust and orientation over the past 108 yrs.


Radio Source Active Galactic Nucleus Radio Galaxy Intermediate Lobe Radio Continuum 
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  • Uli Klein
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  1. 1.Radioastronomisches Institut der Universität BonnBonnGermany

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