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active galactic nuclei (AGN)

The innermost regions of young galaxies can become very active and radiate away considerable energy. Examples for such active galactic nuclei are radio galaxies and quasars.

In current models, the energy source behind such nuclei's activities is the supermassive black hole in the galactic centre.