Giant radio galaxies as probes of the ambient WHIM in the era of the SKA

  title={Giant radio galaxies as probes of the ambient WHIM in the era of the SKA},
  author={B. Peng and Rurong Chen and Richard G. Strom},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
The missing baryons are usually thought to reside in galaxy filaments as warm-hot intergalactic medium (WHIM). From previous studies, giant radio galaxies are usually associated with galaxy groups, which normally trace the WHIM. We propose observations with the powerful SKA1 to make a census of giant radio galaxies in the southern hemisphere, which will probe the ambient WHIM. The radio galaxies discovered will also be investigated to search for dying radio sources. With the highly improved… 

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