H. Falcke et al./Relativistic Jets in Radio-Weak Quasars and LINER Galaxies

Relativistic Jets in Radio-Weak Quasars and LINER Galaxies

H. Falcke1,2, A.S. Wilson1, L.C. Ho3,

1Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-2421, USA
2Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf den Hüugel 69, D-53121 Bonn, Germany
3Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

in: "Relativistic Jets in AGN", Eds. M. Ostrowski, M. Sikora, G. Madjeski, & M. Begelman, Proc. of the International Conference, Cracow (Poland), p. 13


We discuss radio observations of a sample of radio-weak and radio-intermediate quasars which demonstrate that - just like their radio-loud counterparts - radio-weak quasars too have relativistic jets in their nuclei. Moreover, a VLA survey of nearby LINER galaxies reveals a relatively large number of flat-spectrum radio cores. It is suggested that those cores are also best explained by moderately relativistic jets (gamma~2) produced by a central engine.

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