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2002A&A...394...39C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 394, 39-45 (2002/10-4)

On the origin of X-shaped radio-sources: New insights from the properties of their host galaxies.

CAPETTI A., ZAMFIR S., ROSSI P., BODO G., ZANNI C. and MASSAGLIA S.

Abstract (from CDS):

A significant fraction of extended radio sources presents a peculiar X-shaped radio morphology: in addition to the classical double lobed structure, radio emission is also observed along a second axis of symmetry in the form of diffuse wings or tails. We re-examine the origin of these extensions relating the radio morphology to the properties of their host galaxies. The orientation of the wings shows a striking connection with the structure of the host galaxy as they are preferentially aligned with its minor axis. Furthermore, wings are only observed in galaxies of high projected ellipticity. Hydrodynamical simulations of the radio-source evolution show that X-shaped radio-sources naturally form in this geometrical situation: as a jet propagates in a non-spherical gas distribution, the cocoon surrounding the radio-jets expands laterally at a high rate producing wings of radio emission, in a way that is reminiscent of the twin-exhaust model for radio-sources.

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Journal keyword(s): galaxies: active - galaxies: elliptical and lenticular - cD - galaxies: jets

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