GMRT discovers the oldest known fossil radio galaxy trapped inside a cluster of galaxies

Recently, a team of Indian astronomers led by Dr Surajit Paul of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has discovered an extremely aged remnant of the ‘lobes’ of a once active radio galaxy. This pair of gigantic lobes of a radio galaxy spanning 1.2 million light-years is located inside the galaxy cluster Abell 980 and it was created about 260 million years ago.

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