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The violent origin of quasars

Hubble shows that quasars get their fuel when their host galaxies collide.

"Lighting Up the Universe" --Black-Hole Creation Triggered By Colliding Galaxies

Using the Hubble Space Telescope's infrared vision, astronomers have unveiled some of the previously hidden origins of quasars, the brightest objects in the universe. A new study finds that quasars are born when galaxies crash into each other and fuel...

Even Teenage Quasars Are a Hot Mess

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Human teenagers don’t have the best rep for being stable, rational individuals. And so too with quasi-stellar objects in their formative years, which scientists are now calling “all messed up”. Read more...

Galactic crashes fuel quasars

Using the Hubble Space Telescope's infrared vision, astronomers have unveiled some of the previously hidden origins of quasars, the brightest objects in the universe. A new study finds that quasars are born when galaxies crash into each other and fuel supermassive, central black holes.

June Pieces Of My Mind #1

Gotta love German. Try saying it out loud: “Die Beobachtung ferner Quasare, das holografische Prinzip und der Quantenschaum der Raumzeit”. Resolutely put away my phone in order to read a book instead. Then remembered that the book is in the phone. Ever wonder what the scarf-wearing Somali girls are going to do with their lives?…

Kisai Quasar LCD Watch Review

Tokyoflash has always been known to deliver top quality timepieces in a quirky design without the inflated price tags that are more often than not associated with those high end watches of Swiss origin. Of course, you can also not expect...Show More Summary

A Newfound Cluster Of Quasars Challenges Our Most Cosmic Of Expectations

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Quasars are normally very rare, well-separated objects. But for some reason there are four of them, all active at once, in a single region of space.

Discovery Of Rare Quadruple Quasar System Baffles Astronomers

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Call it the cosmic equivalent of winning the lottery: for the first time ever, astronomers have discovered four of the rare, super-luminous celestial objects known as quasars arrayed in close proximity to one another. Quasars are typically...Show More Summary

Four Quasars in One Nebula: Scientists Find an Incredible Astronomical First

The universe is known for serving up exotic and spectacular phenomena, but even with that in mind, quasars seem too bizarre to be real. These distant objects are powered by supermassive black holes from the very early universe, and they emit massive amounts of light. Show More Summary

"Extremely Improbable" --Supermassive Black-Hole Quartet Discovered Inside Massive Structures of Early Universe

Using the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, a group of astronomers of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy have discovered the first quadruple quasar: four rare active black holes situated in close proximity to one another. The quartet resides...

Quartet of quasars discovred for the first time

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The presence of so many in such close proximity could challenge ideas of how galaxies formed

Guru Quasar - For the Wave {3}

Sounds like: Ras_G, bugseed, Ahnnu Song: Guru Quasar - For the Wave {3} What's so good? Between the ads, promoted posts, and major label takedowns, SoundCloud is changing from a platform for emerging artists into, well, a business. Luckily...Show More Summary

The A+ Bee Issue Nineteen: I Feel You In My Heart and I Don’t Even Know You

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

This issue includes an epic long-spanning interview with Heather's disinterested cat Quasar, a crossword puzzle that doubles as an eye test, and a Thelma and Louise playlist for riding in cars with girls.

Ep. 187: History of Astronomy, Part 5: The 20th Century

Many of the modern ideas in astronomy happened in just the 20th century: dark matter, the Big Bang, inflation, quasars, black holes. So many discoveries in one important century.

Ep. 98: Quasars

Last week we talked about galaxies in general, and hinted at the most violent and energetic ones out there: active galaxies. Quasars have been a mystery for half a century; what kind of object could throw out more radiation than an entire galaxy? A black hole, it turns out, with the mass of hundreds of millions of suns performs this feat. Show More Summary

The Hubble Space Telescope Delivers Images of Ethereal Green Quasar 'Phantoms'

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured new images of the strange cosmic ghosts lurking at the outside edges of some distant galaxiesdubbed "green goblins." These are twisted, gnarled clouds of energized material tens of thousands of light-years long, deformed by the immense gravitational forces of the nearby galaxy. Show More Summary

Quasar backlighting gives weight to Andromeda galaxy

Astronomers find 40 billion suns' worth of gas hiding in our neighbouring galaxy's halo – and get insight into how galaxies collect material over time...

Hubble spots ghosts of quasars past

3 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The space telescope caught the haunting remnants of a collision between two distant galaxies

Colossal Ghostly Structures Found Shrouding Galaxies --Powered by Ancient Quasars

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a set of wispy, goblin-green objects that are the ephemeral ghosts of quasars that flickered to life and then faded. The glowing structures have looping, helical, and braided shapes. "They don't fit a single...

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