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.
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 →
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.
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