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The outer radio halo: Typical of atypical radio sources?

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

Abstract

The outer radio halo of M 87 is one of an unusual class of radio halo sources attached to cluster-center galaxies in cooling cores. The M 87 halo appears to be a young source, partially mixed with the ambient thermal plasma, expanding rather like a bubble into that plasma. The radio jet provides a significant energy source to the thermal core plasma. In turn, flows in the X-ray emitting plasma appear to disrupt the radio jet and account for formation of the radio halo.

Keywords

Radio Source Flux Rope Radio Galaxy Radio Power Virgo Cluster 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Eilek
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  1. 1.New Mexico TechSocorroUSA

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