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IC 485: a LINER galaxy with an elusive accretion disc!

Submitted by evlbi_beheer on Thu, 05/02/2024 - 20:54

Elisabetta Ladu 

Masers are a unique tool with which to investigate the emitting gas in the innermost regions of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) and to map accretion discs and tori orbiting around supermassive black holes (SMBHs). 

This is possible thanks to the high-angular-resolution measurements made with the very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) technique.