Active Galactic Nuclei


Many galaxies that we can see have cores, or nuclei, which are very bright. The nucleus of the galaxy sometimes gives out more radiation than the rest of the galaxy combined! We call these active galactic nuclei, or AGN. AGN are some of the most energetic and violent objects in the Universe, which is why we are interested in studying them with the CTA.

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