Because of its enormous Ly luminosity and strong continuum, its highly asymmetric and broad Ly profile, and its very asymmetric radio/near-IR morphology TN J1338-1942 is a unique laboratory for studying the nature of HzRGs. It is particularly important to investigate the statistical properties of similar objects by extending the work begun here to a significant sample of HzRGs. The VLT will be a crucial facility in such a study.
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