The under-explored radio-loudness of quasars and the possibility of radio-source–environment interactions

  title={The under-explored radio-loudness of quasars and the possibility of radio-source–environment interactions},
  author={Katherine M Blundell},
  journal={New Astronomy Reviews},
  • K. Blundell
  • Published 5 June 2003
  • Physics
  • New Astronomy Reviews
Abstract I demonstrate that radio observations in the literature to date of optically-selected quasars are largely inadequate to reveal the full extent of their jet-activity. I discuss a recent example of an optically-powerful quasar, which is radio-quiet according to all the standard classifications, which Blundell and Rawlings discovered to have a >100 kpc jet, and show that other than being the first FR I quasar to be identified, there is no reason to presume it is exceptional. I also… 

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