Active Galaxies


What are the four main types of active galaxies?

  • Radio galaxies- these are mainly elliptical galaxies that are such intense sources of radio waves they emit more than a million times more energy at radio wavelenghts than normal galaxies. The radio emmisions often originate from symetrical pairs of lobes that lie on opposite sides of the galaxy.
  • Seyfert galaxies- these are spiral galaxies that have an extremely compact and bright nuclei; they have strong…


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