Asked Nov 25, 2019
The image below combines visual (blue) with radio (red) to show the galaxy
radio astronomers call Fornax A. Explain the features of this image. Is it
significant that the object is a distorted elliptical galaxy in a cluster?

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The presence of large radio lobes is manifest from the red portion of the image. Also the presence of brilliant elliptical galaxy producing the radio lobes can be seen from the figure.

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The radio lobes are the result of active galaxies and distortion of elliptical galaxies which produces th...

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