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Paper: The MOJAVE Program: Studying the Relativistic Kinematics of AGN
Volume: 340, Future Directions in High Resolution Astronomy: The 10th Anniversary of the VLBA
Page: 20
Authors: Lister, M.L.
Abstract: We discuss a new VLBA program to investigate structural and polarization changes in the brightest AGN jets in the northern sky. Our study represents a significant improvement over previous surveys in terms of image fidelity, size, and completeness, and will serve to characterize the kinematics of AGN jets and determine how these are related to other source properties. We discuss several preliminary results from our program, including the detection of parsec-scale circularly polarized jet emission, enhanced magnetic field ordering at the sites of apparent bends, and intrinsic differences in the jets of strong- and weak-lined AGN.
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