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[*] Which giant ellipticals can host radio jets?: The UGC FR I radio galaxy sample
Verdoes Kleijn G.A., Baum S.A., van der Marel R.P., O'Dea C.P., Noel-Storr J., van Gorkom J., de Zeeuw P.T.
in `Active Galactic Nuclei: from Central Engine to Host Galaxy', Collin S., Combes F., Shlosman I., eds., ASP Conference Series, Vol. 290, 259-260, 2003
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To address the question in the title, a brief discussion is presented of results from HST optical observations for the `UGC FR I sample' of nearby galaxies with radio jets. In particular, the central dust distributions are discussed which trace the potential fuel reservoir for nuclear activity. The results warrant further testing of the scenario that many ellipticals go through a radio-jet phase.

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