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Student Discovery Sparks Worldwide Attention
A university student working with CSIRO has discovered a completely new kind of quasar. (1997-11-20)
Hubble captures a 'five-star' rated gravitational lens
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first-ever picture of a distant quasar lensed into five images. (2006-05-23)
Hubble captures a 'quintuple' quasar
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first-ever picture of a distant quasar lensed into five images. (2006-05-23)
Astronomers find impossibly large black hole
Astronomers have found a huge black hole which was powering the brightest object in the early universe. (2015-02-25)
Black hole on a diet creates a 'changing look' quasar
Yale University astronomers have identified the first 'changing look' quasar, a gleaming object in deep space that appears to have its own dimmer switch. (2015-01-22)
Quiet quasar has apparently eaten its fill
Astronomers with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) announced that a distant quasar ran out of gas. (2016-01-08)
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble discover quasars acting as gravitational lenses
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found several examples of galaxies containing quasars, which act as gravitational lenses, amplifying and distorting images of galaxies aligned behind them. (2012-03-15)
Found: Ancient, super-bright quasar with massive black hole
Quasars -- supermassive black holes found at the center of distant massive galaxies -- are the most-luminous beacons in the sky. (2015-02-25)
Earliest watery black hole discovered
A team of astronomers have found the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the universe -- discovered in the central regions of a distant quasar. (2011-07-22)
Milky Way gas cloud causes multiple images of distant quasar
Multiple-imaging event will help astronomers learn new details about turbulent gas within our own Milky Way galaxy. (2013-08-28)
Black hole in search of a home
The detection of a super massive black hole without a massive host galaxy is the surprising result from a large Hubble and VLT study of quasars. (2005-09-14)
NASA's Chandra finds evidence for quasar ignition
New data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory may provide clues to how quasars (2006-03-23)
Astronomers discover universe's most distant quasar
A scientist at the University of Nottingham is part of a team of astronomers which has discovered the most distant quasar to date -- a development that could help further our understanding of a universe still in its infancy following the Big Bang. (2011-06-29)
Virginia Tech scientists discover record-breaking black hole energy blast
Virginia Tech physics researchers have discovered a quasar with the most energetic outflow ever seen, a finding that may answer questions about how the mass of a galaxy is linked to its central black hole mass and why there are so few large galaxies in the universe. (2012-11-28)
Brightest Object In Universe Observed By University Of Washington Astronomer
The brightest object yet observed in the universe has been discovered by a University of Washington astronomer and his colleagues. (1998-06-10)
Object located around a black hole 5 billion light-years from Earth has been measured
The team of researchers, with the participation of the University of Granada, has succeeded in measuring the inner edge of the disk of matter that orbits around a supermassive black hole in a quasar (an object the size of our solar system that emits as much energy as a whole galaxy). (2016-02-25)
Quasar observed in 6 separate light reflections
Quasars are active black holes -- primarily from the early universe. (2013-08-07)
Shedding new light on the brightest objects in the universe
Dartmouth astrophysicists and colleagues have documented the immense power of quasar radiation, reaching out for many thousands of light years to the limits of the quasar's galaxy. (2013-07-24)
Extremely rare triple quasar found
For only the second time in history, a team of scientists -- including Carnegie's Michele Fumagalli -- have discovered an extremely rare triple quasar system. (2013-03-12)
Discovery by astronomers poses a cosmic puzzle: Can a 'distant' quasar lie within a nearby galaxy?
An international team of astronomers has discovered within the heart of a nearby spiral galaxy a quasar whose light spectrum indicates that it is billions of light years away. (2005-01-10)
Newfound quasar wins title: 'most distant in the universe'
If Guinness had a Book of Cosmic Records, a newly discovered quasar in the constellation Cetus would certainly deserve prominent mention. (2000-02-17)
Distant quasar illuminates a filament of the cosmic web
Astronomers have discovered a distant quasar illuminating a vast nebula of diffuse gas, revealing for the first time part of the network of filaments thought to connect galaxies in a cosmic web. (2014-01-19)
Researcher's work offers more proof of Einstein's general theory of relativity
A Florida State University high-performance computing researcher has predicted a physical effect that would help physicists and astronomers provide fresh evidence of the correctness of Einstein's general theory of relativity. (2015-11-17)
OU astrophysicist and collaborators find supermassive black holes in quasar nearest Earth
A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist and his Chinese collaborator have found two supermassive black holes in Markarian 231, the nearest quasar to Earth, using observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. (2015-08-27)
Astrophysicists discover a quasar that acts as a cosmic lens
The EPFL's Laboratory of Astrophysics has for the first time observed a quasar that is located between the Earth and a more distant galaxy and acts as a gravitational lens, a phenomenon that illustrates Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity and will make entirely new kinds of observations possible. (2010-07-20)
Monster black hole discovered at cosmic dawn
The discovery of the brightest quasar in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known at that time presents a puzzle to researchers: How could something so massive and luminous form so early in the universe, only 900 million years after the Big Bang? (2015-02-25)
Galaxy 'hunting' made easy
Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have discovered in a single pass about a dozen otherwise invisible galaxies halfway across the universe. (2007-09-14)
Quasars: Mileposts marking the universe's expansion
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and two partnering institutions have found a possible way to map the spread and structure of the universe, guided by the light of quasars. (2012-09-18)
Quasars illuminate swiftly swirling clouds around galaxies
A new study of light from quasars has provided astronomers with illuminating insights into the swirling clouds of gas that form stars and galaxies, proving that the clouds can shift and change much more quickly than previously thought. (2014-01-08)
Astronomers discover an unusual cosmic lens
Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland have discovered the first known case of a distant galaxy being magnified by a quasar acting as a gravitational lens. (2010-07-16)
Cosmic curiosity reveals ghostly glow of dead quasar
Astronomers have discovered that the strange-looking object discovered two years ago as part of the Galaxy Zoo citizen science project, called (2010-11-03)
Astronomers observe early stages of Milky Way-like galaxies in distant universe
For decades, astronomers have found distant galaxies by detecting the characteristic way their gas absorbs light from a bright quasar in the background. (2017-03-23)
When the first stars blinked on
Researchers at MIT, the California Institute of Technology, and the University of California at San Diego have peered far back in time, to the era of the first stars and galaxies, and found matter with no discernible trace of heavy elements. (2012-12-05)
Cosmic engines surprise XMM-Newton
XMM-Newton has been surprised by a rare type of galaxy, from which it has detected a higher number of X-rays than thought possible. (2008-04-07)
Quasar may be embedded in unusually dusty galaxy
Hubble astronomers have looked at one of the most distant and brightest quasars in the universe and are surprised by what they did not see: the underlying host galaxy of stars feeding the quasar. (2012-10-23)
Chandra scores a double bonus with a distant quasar
Two discoveries from a distant quasar - an enormous X-ray jet and an X-ray shadow cast by an intervening galaxy - are giving astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory cause to be doubly excited. (2002-02-07)
Serendipitous observations reveal rare event in life of distant quasar
A bit of serendipity has given astronomers a surprise view of a never-before-observed event in the birth of a galaxy. (2008-10-21)
VLA reveals distant galaxy's magnetic field
A chance combination of a gravitational lens and polarized waves coming from a distant quasar gave astronomers the tool needed to make a measurement important to understanding the origin of magnetic fields in galaxies. (2017-08-28)
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