A CO molecular gas wind 340 pc away from the Seyfert 2 nucleus in ESO 420-G13 probes an elusive radio jet

  title={A CO molecular gas wind 340 pc away from the Seyfert 2 nucleus in ESO 420-G13 probes an elusive radio jet},
  author={Juan Antonio Fern'andez-Ontiveros and Kalliopi M. Dasyra and Evanthia Hatziminaoglou and Matthew A. Malkan and Miguel Pereira-Santaella and Maria Papachristou and Luigi Spinoglio and Françoise Combes and Susanne Aalto and Neil M. Nagar and Masatoshi Imanishi and Paola Andreani and Claudio Ricci and Roy Slater},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics},
A prominent jet-driven outflow of CO(2–1) molecular gas is found along the kinematic minor axis of the Seyfert 2 galaxy ESO 420-G13, at a distance of 340–600 pc from the nucleus. The wind morphology resembles the characteristic funnel shape, formed by a highly collimated filamentary emission at the base, and likely traces the jet propagation through a tenuous medium, until a bifurcation point at 440 pc. Here the jet hits a dense molecular core and shatters, dispersing the molecular gas into… 

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