The intermediate-power population of radio galaxies: Morphologies and interactions

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Radio galaxies of intermediate power dominate the radio-power injection in the Universe as a whole, due to the break in the radio luminosity function, and so are of special interest. The population spans FR I, FR II, and hybrid morphologies, resides in a full range of environmental richness, and sources of all ages are amenable to study. We describe structures and interactions, with emphasis on sources with deep high-resolution Chandra X-ray data. As compared with low-power sources there is evidence that the physics changes, and the work done in driving shocks can exceed that in evacuating cavities. A range of morphologies and phenomena is identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-93
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberA30
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • galaxies:active
  • galaxies:jets
  • intergalactic medium
  • radio continuum:galaxies
  • X-rays:galaxies


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