December 10, 2022

The faint radio glow of thousands of light-years across around the nearest quasar

The faint radio glow of thousands of light-years across around the nearest quasar

A new technique for studying some of the brightest objects in the universe has thrown a curve ball into scientists’ understanding of the relationship between energetic monster black holes and suppressed star formation.

quasars They are the ultra-bright cores of galaxies that contain extremely active supermassive black holes. The intense radiation of the quasar arises from huge amounts of hot gas forming an accretion disk around the mau black hole.