Fast neutral outflows in nearby radio galaxies: a major source of feedback

R. Morganti, C. Tadhunter, T. Oosterloo, J. Holt, B. Emonts

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Abstract: Fast (~1000 km/s) outflows of neutral gas (from 21-cm HI absorption) are detected in strong radio sources. The outflows occur, at least in some cases, at distances from the radio core that range between few hundred parsecs and kpc. These HI outflows likely originate from the interaction between radio jets and the dense surrounding medium. The estimated mass outflow rates are comparable to those of moderate starburst-driven superwinds. The impact on the evolution of the host galaxies is discussed. Note: Comments: 4 pages, 2 figures. Conference proceedings to appear in "The Central Engine of Active Galactic Nuclei", ed. L. C. Ho and J.-M. Wang (San Francisco: ASP);
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalAstronomy and astrophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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