We have studied the effects of the interaction between the radio jet and the ambient gas in the powerful radio galaxy PKS2250-41 (z=0.31). Our results show that the gas has been accelerated, compressed, heated and collisionally ionized by the shock. This study helps us to understand the processes which determine the observed properties of many high redshift radio galaxies. (Refer to PDF file for exact formulas).

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Astrophysics & Space Science 263 (1998) 67-70 Also archived in: arXiv:astro-ph/9901201 v1 15 Jan 1999 AND Proceedings of the III National Astronomical Meeting of Spain, March 1998. M.Villar-Marti‚n acknowledges support from PPARC. ISSN: 1572-946X Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

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