po polsku

Astronomical Observatory of the Jagiellonian University

Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science
Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

ul. Orla 171
30-244 Kraków
tel.: +48

12 6238 620

12 6238 629

fax.: +48

12 425 1318

The catalogue of giant radio sources

Giant radio sources are a peculiar class of objects due to the extremely large (> 0.7 Mpc) sizes of their observed radio structures. It is believed that this is relatively rare feature, because only ~5% of all known radio sources exceed this size. The reasons why some radio sources have grown to such large sizes are not fully explained, however detailed multiwavelength studies have progressed significantly our knowledge about the nature of giants.

the sky above us