Quasars

Epic: Astronomers May Have Photographed A Black Hole For The Very First Time

This could be the biggest announcement ever in the history of astronomy. Announcement and video follows. Of all the weird stuff that exists in the universe, such as quasars, pulsars, magnetars, neutron stars, red giants and white dwarfs, one of the...
Related topics: Space, Black Holes, Science Videos, Pulsars, Neutron Stars

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Nasa's Chandra Space Telescope Captures The Tempest In A Cosmic 'teacup'

A powerful quasar has caused a raging storm in a distant cosmic structure known as the "Teacup."
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A Quasar-powered Storm Pours From The Teacup Galaxy

Your nighttime cup of chamomile might help you go to sleep, but this turbulent teacup is far from soothing. Sitting inside a galaxy known as the “Teacup,” nicknamed after its distinct silhouette, lies a storm that’s causing quite the stir....
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Astronomers Discover 83 Supermassive Black Holes In The Early Universe

Astronomers have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes that were formed when the universe was only 5 percent of its current age.
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Black Holes

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Astronomers Use Split Images Of Quasars To Produce A New Estimate Of The Hubble Constant

The question of how quickly the universe is expanding has been bugging astronomers for almost a century. Different studies keep coming up with different answers—which has some researchers wondering if they've overlooked a key mechanism in the...
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Brightest Quasar Ever Seen Discovered By Hubble, May Be Star-producing Machine

The brightest quasar even seen has been observed with the Hubble Space Telescope using a technique called strong gravitational lensing. The quasar is enormously energetic and may be producing thousands of stars per year. The post Brightest quasar...
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Astronomers Uncover The Brightest Quasar In The Early Universe – J043947.08+163415.7

Researchers have discovered the brightest quasar yet known, detected from the period when the universe’s star-making hydrogen gas became ionized, known as “reionization.” The international research team found the quasar’s exceptional...
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Cosmic Telescope Zooms In On The Beginning Of Time

Observations from Gemini Observatory identify a key fingerprint of an extremely distant quasar, allowing astronomers to sample light emitted from the dawn of time. Astronomers happened upon this deep glimpse into space and time thanks to a...
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This Distant Light In Space Is From The 'dawn Of Time'

It's called a quasar and it's located so far away from Earth that the light being seen now was emitted shortly after the Big Bang occurred.        
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Light From Dawn Of Time Discovered

An extremely distant quasar has been discovered, one that astronomers say emits light from the dawn of time, a new study suggests.        
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Unexpectedly Vanishing Quasars Are Mystifying Scientists

Some quasars, powered by supermassive black holes, have been shutting down ahead of schedule. A sort of "murder-suicide pact" could explain it.
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Photons, Quasars And The Possibility Of Free Will

Flickers of light from the edge of the cosmos help physicists advance the idea that the future is not predetermined -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Physics

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Astronomers Discover New Luminous High-redshift Quasar

An international team of astronomers has detected a new luminous quasar at a redshift of 7.02. The newly found quasi-stellar object (QSO), designated DELS J003836.10–152723.6, is the most luminous quasar known at a redshift of over 7.0. The...
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Astronomers May Have Just Caught A Black Hole Eating A Star

At vast cosmic distances, supermassive black holes called quasars gobble up matter into accretion disks that shine so brightly, they overpower the light from entire galaxies. Closer to home, compact objects called microquasars give astronomers a...
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Light From Ancient Quasars Helps Confirm Quantum Entanglement

Results are among the strongest evidence yet for “spooky action at a distance.” Read More
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Black Holes, Quasars & Supernova: The Most Astounding Phenomenon In Outer Space

Everything you wanted to know about black holes, supernova, and quasars but were afraid to ask. Read More
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Superbright Quasar Could Shed Light On Universe's Youth

A newfound quasar is blasting out the brightest radio emissions ever observed in the early universe, new research reports.

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Observations Identify Three Different Activity Periods In The Quasar 3c 279

An international team of astronomers has conducted multi-wavelength photometric and spectropolarimetric observations of the quasar 3C 279, which revealed three different activity periods in this object. The finding is reported in a paper published...
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When Evenly Matched Galaxies Collide, They Ignite 2 Blazing Quasars

Violent collisions between two galaxies of equal sizes are more likely to power up both of the supermassive black holes at the galactic centers.
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Two Bright High-redshift Quasars Discovered

Astronomers have detected two new bright quasars at a redshift of about 5.0. The newly found quasi-stellar objects (QSOs) are among the brightest high-redshift quasars known to date. The finding was presented May 9 in a paper published on the arXiv...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Space

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