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  • noun Initialism of active galactic nucleus.

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Examples

  • Some of the light from the AGN is obscured by dense gas and dust near the center of the galaxy.

    Ghost!

  • Some of the light from the AGN is obscured by dense gas and dust near the center of the galaxy.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • D. Alexander et al. This young galaxy contains an active galactic nucleus (AGN), or quasar, in its center, a luminous object powered by the rapid growth of a supermassive black hole.

    Ghost!

  • Another one illustrated below where Active Galactic Nucleus - AGN are trying to hide but Chandra is not easily fooled!

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • D. Alexander et al. This young galaxy contains an active galactic nucleus (AGN), or quasar, in its center, a luminous object powered by the rapid growth of a supermassive black hole.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Another one illustrated below where Active Galactic Nucleus - AGN are trying to hide but Chandra is not easily fooled!

    Ghost!

  • Medicis makes dermatological and aesthetic drugs, including acne treatment Solodyn as well as Dysport, which competes with Allergan Inc.'s AGN Botox.

    Medicis CEO's Son Dies After Fall in Mansion

  • The end of the podcast featured a cool news story by BU astronomer Alan Marscher, AGN guy who also makes sweet movies of VLBI jets at high frequencies.

    Archive 2008-05-02

  • Supermassive black holes can only be detected as quasars – which are one kind of highly luminous active galactic nucleus AGN – when they are actively accreting matter, a process that releases vast amounts of energy across the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

    Caught in the Act! Merging Galaxies Create a Binary Quasar | Universe Today

  • By examining the light reflected in the accretion disk of an AGN black hole, he concluded that jets may form right outside black holes that have a retrograde spin – or which spin in the opposite direction from their accretion disk.

    Supermassive Black Holes Spinning Backwards Create Death Ray Jets? | Universe Today

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