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Paper: Radio Emission from Low-Luminosity Active Galactic Nuclei
Volume: 144, Radio Emission from Galactic and Extragalactic Compact Sources, IAU Colloquium 164
Page: 205
Authors: van Dyk, S. D.; Ho, L. C.
Abstract: Many nearby galaxies show optical evidence for low-luminosity AGNs that are far less luminous than classical Seyfert nuclei and QSOs. LINERs, the most common variety of such emission-line objects, comprise ~1/3 of nearby galaxies, and may serve as an important ``missing link'' between normal and Seyfert galaxies. To shed light on the physical origin of LINERs, which remains controversial, we are conducting a high-resolution continuum survey of a representative sample of galaxies using the VLA to search for compact radio cores. We additionally discuss the dramatic radio variability in the LINER nucleus of M81.
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