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Relativistic phenomena in active galactic nuclei

Cohen, M. H. and Lister, M. L. and Vermeulen, R. C. (2005) Relativistic phenomena in active galactic nuclei. In: Radio astronomy from Karl Jansky to microjansky. EAS Publications Series. No.15. EDP Sciences , Les Ulis, pp. 93-107. ISBN 2-86883-735-2 .

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The idea that the radio jets in AGN contain material in relativistic motion is supported by many lines of observational evidence, including morphology, brightness temperature estimated with interferometers and with intrinsic variations, interstellar scintillations, X-rays, and superluminal motion. These are largely independent, and taken together make an irrefutable case for relativistic motion.

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Official Citation:Relativistic phenomena in active galactic nuclei M.H. Cohen, M.L. Lister, R.C. Vermeulen EAS Publications Series 15 93-107 (2005) DOI: 10.1051/eas:2005148
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