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AGN Outbursts in M87 and Other Early Type Galaxies

W. Forman, C. Jones, E. Churazov, CFA, CFA, IKI/MPA

We present results from the analysis of the 500 ksec Chandra observation of M87 and from other early type galaxies. For M87, the observations show a clear shock and extensive filamentary structure which is closely related to the radio emission. We derive the energy, age, and duration of the outburst that produced the 13 kpc radius shock. We estimate the fraction of energy deposited in M87's atmosphere and the fraction that is carried away by the weak shock. We compare our results for M87 to other X-ray luminous early type galaxies observed with Chandra.