Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S336, P422-425 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317010869 View full text
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Willem Baan, Alexey Alakoz, Tao An, Simon Ellingsen, Christian Henkel, Hiroshi Imai, Vladimir Kostenko, Ivan Litovchenko, James Moran, Andrej Sobolev, Alexander Tolmachev

Abstract: The RadioAstron space-VLBI mission has successfully detected extragalactic H2O MegaMaser emission regions at very long Earth to space baselines ranging between 1.4 and 26.7 Earth Diameters (ED). The preliminary results for two galaxies, NGC 3079 and NGC 4258, at baselines longer than one ED indicate masering environments and excitation conditions in these galaxies that are distinctly different. Further observations of NGC 4258 at longer baselines will reveal more of the physics of individual emission regions.

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