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Peculiar Galaxies and Radio Sources

Arp, Halton (1966) Peculiar Galaxies and Radio Sources. Science, 151 (3715). pp. 1214-1216. ISSN 0036-8075. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20151209-160134638

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Abstract

Pairs of radio sources which are separated by from 2° to 6° on the sky have been investigated. In a number of cases peculiar galaxies have been found approximately midway along a line joining the two radio sources. The central peculiar galaxies belong mainly to a certain class in the recently compiled Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies. Among the radio sources so far associated with the peculiar galaxies are at least five known quasars. These quasars are indicated to be not at cosmological distances (that is, red shifts not caused by expansion of the universe) because the central peculiar galaxies are only at distances of 10 to 100 megaparsecs. The absolute magnitudes of these quasars are indicated to be in the range of brightness of normal galaxies and downward. Some of the radio sources which have been found to be associated with peculiar galaxies are galaxies themselves. It is therefore implied that ejection of material took place within or near the parent peculiar galaxies with speeds between 10^2 and 10^4 kilometers per second. After traveling for times of the order of 10^7 to 10^9 years, the luminous matter (galaxies) and radio sources (plasma) have reached their observed separations from the central peculiar galaxy. The large red shifts measured for the quasars would seem to be either (i) gravitational, (ii) collapse velocities of clouds of material falling toward the center of these compact galaxies, or (iii) some as yet unknown cause.


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Additional Information:© 1966 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 25 February 1966.
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Official Citation:Peculiar Galaxies and Radio Sources Halton Arp Science 11 March 1966: 151 (3715), 1214-1216. [DOI:10.1126/science.151.3715.1214]
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