We analyze the evolution of active galactic nuclei for the decreasing accretion rate case. Our analysis is based on the unified theory of active galactic nuclei which entirely depends on the accretion rates of the central supermassive black holes. Our discussion leads us to conclude that active galactic nuclei may evolve from QSOs into the nuclei of Seyfert or radio galaxies.
Publication of Korean Astronomical Society
- Pub Date:
- December 1993