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Paper: Observations of Stellar Processes in Active Galaxies
Volume: 373, The Central Engine of Active Galactic Nuclei
Page: 629
Authors: Levenson, N.A.
Abstract: Intense star formation is common in active galaxies, and it is often energetically important over a wide energy range. Stars and the consequences of their evolution, including winds and supernovae, can interfere with standard diagnostics used to identify AGN and to quantify their properties, especially in the obscured varieties. High-quality, high-spatial resolution observations of nearby active galaxies allow these multiple physical processes to be disentangled. These local cases serve as templates for the more distant examples (from which comparable data cannot be obtained), and luminous infrared galaxies (in which the energy sources are often deeply buried and hidden from direct view).
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