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The Close AGN Reference Survey (CARS): Data Release 1 and Beyond

R. Mcelroy
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M. Singha
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B. Husemann
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T. A. Davis
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F. Combes
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J. Scharwächter
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I. Smirnova-Pinchukova
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M. Pérez Torres
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M. Gaspari
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N. Winkel
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V. N. Bennert
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M. Krumpe
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T. Urrutia
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J. Neumann
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Abstract

Accretion of matter onto the supermassive black holes that live at the heart of most galaxies is one of the most energetic processes in the Universe. These active galactic nuclei (AGN), and the energy they expel, are believed to play a critical role in how galaxies evolve. Despite this, our understanding of how the energy emitted from the active nucleus couples to the rest of the galaxy is limited. The goal of the Close AGN Reference Survey (CARS) has been to construct a dataset that is tailored to answering this question. We have observed the brightest unobscured AGN at redshifts 0.01 < z < 0.06 with the best astronomical observatories in the world, including the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) at ESO's Very Large Telescope, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the Very Large Array (VLA), the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. In this article we highlight the ongoing work of the CARS team, along with the recent data release and accompanying papers, before discussing what comes next for the survey.
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R. Mcelroy, M. Singha, B. Husemann, T. A. Davis, F. Combes, et al.. The Close AGN Reference Survey (CARS): Data Release 1 and Beyond. The Messenger, 2022, 187, pp.3-7. ⟨10.18727/0722-6691/5263⟩. ⟨obspm-03977540⟩
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