Magnetic fields and turbulence in the center of M 87

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


Faraday rotation data reveal that the inner core of M 87 has a strong, ordered, magnetic field. This field is located in front of the inner radio lobes, and has a pressure at least as large as that of the thermal X-ray plasma. This field must be supported by fluid turbulence in the core region: the question is, what drives the turbulence?


Radio Source Inner Core Flux Rope Rotation Measure Radio Halo 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Eilek
    • 1
  • Frazer Owen
    • 2
  • Fang Zhou
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.New Mexico TechSocorroUSA
  2. 2.National Radio Astronomy ObservatorySocorroUSA

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