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Title: Alignment of distant radio sources
Authors: Kapahi, V.K.
Subrahmanyan, Ravi
Singal, Ashok K.
Keywords: Alignment
Confidence Limits
Extragalactic Radio Sources
Spatial Distribution
Gravitational Lenses
Red Shift
Issue Date: 7-Feb-1985
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Citation: Nature, 1985, Vol.313, p463
Abstract: The relative orientation of the axes of extragalactic extended radio sources was first investigated by Willson, who noted that in the 3CR sample there was a tendency for the axes to lie parallel to each other for sources separated by ⪉10° on the sky. Using two larger samples, Sanders has recently concluded that this tendency to align is present at a high confidence level (>3σ) only for distant (z > 0.4) sources. The authors have attempted to verify the effect using two more independent and larger source samples and find no significant tendency for axis alignment. They also investigated a sample formed by adding well-observed radio quasars to 3CR sources and found that, even in this sample, the effect shows up only at a marginally significant level (<2σ).
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ISSN: 0028-0836
1476-4687 (Online)
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Copyright: 1985 Nature Publishing Group
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