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Mar 5, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Back when the universe was half its present age, supermassive black holes were feeding from a steady and plentiful diet of neighboring galaxies, the first measurement of a distant supermassive black hole’s spin shows.
Jan 29, 2014 12:11 PM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
For the first time, a thin filament of intergalactic gas from the "cosmic web" has been directly seen using one of the largest telescopes on Earth. Continue reading →
Nov 8, 2013 01:08 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Mar 16, 2013 10:27 PM ET // Markus Hammonds
A trio of quasars, only the second of its kind ever discovered, has been found 9 billion light years away. ->
Feb 21, 2013 12:04 PM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
What do you get when you combine a galaxy, its central supermassive black hole and some cool astronomical techniques? ->
Oct 11, 2012 08:02 AM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
Sometimes in astronomy you find something rather massive that's been hiding in plain sight.
Aug 16, 2011 01:50 PM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
What secrets does a quasar from the dawn of the Universe hold?
Dec 13, 2012 03:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
That's right, the nearby spiral galaxy Andromeda is strutting some quasar bling -- the first microquasar discovered beyond our own galaxy.
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