Unexpected circular radio objects at high Galactic latitude

Ray P. Norris*, Huib T. Intema, Anna D. Kapińska, Bärbel S. Koribalski, Emil Lenc, L. Rudnick, Rami Z. E. Alsaberi, Craig Anderson, G. E. Anderson, E. Crawford, Roland Crocker, Jayanne English, Miroslav D. Filipović, Tim J. Galvin, Andrew M. Hopkins, Natasha Hurley-Walker, Susumu Inoue, Kieran Luken, Peter J. Macgregor, Pero ManojlovićJosh Marvil, Andrew N. O'Brien, Laurence Park, Wasim Raja, Devika Shobhana, Tiziana Venturi, Jordan D. Collier, Catherine Hale, Aidan Hotan, Vanessa Moss, Matthew Whiting

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We have found a class of circular radio objects in the Evolutionary Map of the Universe Pilot Survey, using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope. The objects appear in radio images as circular edge-brightened discs, about one arcmin diameter, that are unlike other objects previously reported in the literature. We explore several possible mechanisms that might cause these objects, but none seems to be a compelling explanation.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere003
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2021


  • Extragalactic radio sources


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