Odd show in VLASS what is this showing?


http://legacysurvey.org//viewer/?ra=163.1621&dec=71.9953&layer=vlass&zoom=12

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VLASS is a radio survey. These are probably lobes from a radio galaxy – see, eg,

https://www.astro.umd.edu/resources/introastro/lobed.html

cheers,
–dustin

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ps, if you flip over to the unWISE layer, you can see the galaxy that they originate from (orange blobby)

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Yes, this is a classic “triple” radio source: a core (the faint, point-like thing somewhat off-centre) in between two lobes. Each lobe terminates in a hotspot, where the jet from the AGN slams into the inter-galactic medium. In this case, the upper-right lobe seems to have several hotspots.

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