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Changes in a distant quasar

Yale astronomers Grant Tremblay and Meredith Powell are part of the first research team to document a "changing look" quasar through a full cycle from dim to bright to dim again.

Number of Known Ancient Quasars Doubles --"Most-Distant Objects in the Universe"

"The formation and evolution of the earliest light sources and structures in the universe is one of the greatest mysteries in astronomy," said Carnegie Institute's Eduardo Bañados. "Very bright quasars such as the 63 discovered in this study are the...

Discovery nearly doubles known quasars from the ancient universe

(Carnegie Institution for Science) Quasars are supermassive black holes that sit at the center of enormous galaxies, accreting matter. They shine so brightly that they are often referred to as beacons and are among the most-distant objects we can currently study. Show More Summary

Recover from the Weekend with Vinyl Williams' Supremely Mellow "L'Quasar"

The fuzzy experimental pop cut is the latest single from the LA psych wiz's third LP, 'Brunei,' out August 26 on Company Records.

Bill Walton is catching Pokemon Go fever

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

ESPN’s Bill Walton is known for his many diverse interests, from the Grateful Dead to Temecula to volcanoes to quasars, so perhaps it’s not all that surprising that he’s now getting into Pokemon Go. Interest in the smartphone app isShow More Summary

Enigma of Light in Our Universe --"Some of It Could Be Coming From an Unknown Exotic Source" (Weekend Feature)

"The most exciting possibility is that the missing photons are coming from some exotic new source, not galaxies or quasars at all," said Neal Katz of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. For example, the mysterious dark matter, which holds...

Gravitational lens zooms in on why some quasars have the radio turned down

Mini-jets of material ejected from a central supermassive black hole appear to be the culprits behind faint radio wave emissions in ‘radio-quiet’ quasars. A study of gravitationally-lensed images of four radio-quiet quasars has revealed the structure of these distant galaxies in unprecedented detail. Show More Summary

Second Observation of Gravitational Waves Revealed --"New Window on Some of the Darkest Events in Our Universe"

LIGO's results have opened a new window onto the universe. The advent of radio astronomy, for example, revealed the universe's most luminous objects in the form of quasars and pulsars. For Neil Turok of the Perimeter Institute the most exciting...

Cover Contest: Tricks and Lies and Things You Don't See Inside

There are some great covers that don't match up with what actually happens in the comics, like pregnant Quasar or Captain America punching Hitler.

Spencer Promises "Avengers Standoff" Fallout Leads to Major Marvel Stories

Nick Spencer breaks down the event's biggest twists, explaining what a new Quasar, Mariah Hill's situation and the Thunderbolts mean for Marvel's future.

Move Over, Boys: Top 10 Lady Superheroes Who Took Over For a Dude

A new QUASAR debuted this week. Spoiler alert: She's a lady! Here are ten more female heroes who inherited their codenames from male characters.

All-New Quasar Emerges from 'Avengers Standoff'

Avengers: Standoff! Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega introduces a new hero to the Marvel Universe, albeit one who's taking on a legacy that stretches back almost 40 years. The new Quasar is a female SHIELD agent named Avril Kincaid, and she'ss the creation of writer Nick Spencer and artists Daniel Acuña and Angel Unzueta. Continue reading…

Supermassive Black Hole Simulations Suggest Dark Matter Origin

6 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Cutting edge simulations have revealed for the first time exactly how the supermassive black holes at the heart of quasars were formed.

Simulating supermassive black holes

Near the edge of the visible Universe are some of the brightest objects ever observed, known as quasars, which are believed to contain supermassive black holes of more than a billion times the mass of our Sun. Simulations by KentaroShow More Summary

New research shows quasars slowed star formation

Research led by Johns Hopkins University scientists has found new persuasive evidence that could help solve a longstanding mystery in astrophysics: Why did the pace of star formation in the universe slow down some 11 billion years ago? read more

Found: Supermassive Black Holes' Superfast Space Winds

An artists' illustration of a quasar. (Photo: NASA, and M. Weiss/Chandra X -ray Center) In the middle of almost every galaxy in the universe, there's a supermassive black hole. Around supermassive black holes, there are quasars—expansive discs of hot gas that are the brightest objects in the universe. Show More Summary

Quasars at Centers of Galaxies Generate Winds Detected at 20% the Speed of Light

New research led by astrophysicists has revealed the fastest winds ever seen at ultraviolet wavelengths near a supermassive black hole. "Quasar winds play an important role in galaxy formation," says Jesse Rogerson at York University. "When galaxies form, these winds...

Exhibition of works by Glauber Ballestero opens at House of Ergon

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

Glauber Ballestero creates Cetus Quasar, a critical examination of three pillars of Western civilisation: capitalism, colonisation and modernity. Opening on 18 March at House of Egorn in Berlin, the young Cuban artist?s new series of work is based on video fragments by Buñuel?s The Milky Way, P.T. Show More Summary

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