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Discovery of two new giant radio galaxies offers fresh insights into the universe

SA telescope installation is helping gain a clearer understanding of the evolutionary pathways of galaxies

19 January 2021 - 20:41 By Jacinta Delhaize

Two giant radio galaxies have been discovered with SA’s powerful MeerKAT telescope, located in the Karoo. Radio galaxies get their name because they release huge beams, or jets, of radio light. These happen through the interaction between charged particles and strong magnetic fields related to supermassive black holes at the galaxies’ hearts...

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