broad-line radio galaxy (BLRG)
radio kahkašân-e pahn-xatt
Fr.: galaxie radio à raies larges
A radio galaxy that shows broad optical emission lines. → broad-line region.
râdio kahkešân, kahkešân-e râdioyi
A galaxy that is extremely luminous at radio wavelengths between 10 MHz and 100 GHz. The radio luminosity of a strong radio galaxy (1037-1039 watts) can be up to a million times greater than the radio output of an ordinary galaxy and up to a hundred times greater than the optical luminosity of a galaxy such as the Milky Way. The optical counterparts of radio galaxies are usually an → elliptical galaxy. Radio galaxies often exhibit jet structure from a compact nucleus. They typically display two → radio lobes that are often approximately aligned with the jets observed in the optical and that may extend for millions of → light-years.