Something puzzling about a very rare class of distant quasars has been uncovered -- some appear to be sucking material inwards at relativistic speeds, whereas the vast majority of quasars do exactly the opposite. Continue reading →
A trio of quasars, only the second of its kind ever discovered, has been found 9 billion light years away. ->
What do you get when you combine a galaxy, its central supermassive black hole and some cool astronomical techniques? ->
Sometimes in astronomy you find something rather massive that's been hiding in plain sight.
What secrets does a quasar from the dawn of the Universe hold?
That's right, the nearby spiral galaxy Andromeda is strutting some quasar bling -- the first microquasar discovered beyond our own galaxy.
13 billion light-years away, at the very edge of our observable universe, supermassive black holes lurk inside their galactic hosts, feeding.
Distant quasars are acting very strange: they're not acting strange. Usually the massive black holes powering these active galactic cores should exhibit some time dilation, but the most distant quasars don't.
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