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Author Schawinski, Kevin ♦ Urry, C. Megan ♦ Virani, Shanil ♦ Coppi, Paolo ♦ Bamford, Steven P. ♦ Treister, Ezequiel ♦ Lintott, Chris J. ♦ Sarzi, Marc ♦ Keel, William C. ♦ Kaviraj, Sugata ♦ Cardamone, Carolin N. ♦ Masters, Karen L. ♦ Ross, Nicholas P.
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Date of Submission 2010-02-07
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Astronomy & allied sciences ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics ♦ physics:astro-ph
Abstract We use data from large surveys of the local Universe (SDSS+Galaxy Zoo) to show that the galaxy-black hole connection is linked to host morphology at a fundamental level. The fraction of early-type galaxies with actively growing black holes, and therefore the AGN duty cycle, declines significantly with increasing black hole mass. Late-type galaxies exhibit the opposite trend: the fraction of actively growing black holes increases with black hole mass.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Organization The Galaxy Zoo team
Page Count 4


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