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Light from Ancient Quasars Confirm the Laws of Physics Constant Throughout the Cosmos

Are the laws of nature constant throughout the universe, or do they change depending on where one is? As far as we can tell, the fundamental laws that govern our understanding of reality, including the four fundamental forces — the....

Do extremely reddened quasars extinguish star formation?

Galaxies formed and grew billions of years ago by accumulating gas from their surroundings, or colliding and merging with other young galaxies. These early stages of galaxy assembly are believed to be accompanied by episodes of rapid star formation, known as starbursts, and rapid growth of a single super-massive black hole in the galactic centers.

Do extremely reddened quasars extinguish star formation?

(University of California - Riverside) New research, led by Frederick Hamann, a professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of California, Riverside, describes the discovery of a unique new population of extremely red quasars. The findings were recently published in the journal the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Ancient Quasars Cast Light on Mysteries of the Cosmic Web

An international collaboration of astronomers, led by a group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, has used the unrivalled observing power of MUSE on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at ESO's Paranal Observatory to study...

ESO's VLT detects unexpected giant glowing halos around distant quasars

(ESO) An international team of astronomers has discovered glowing gas clouds surrounding distant quasars. This new survey by the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope indicates that halos around quasars are far more common than expected. Show More Summary

VLT detects unexpected giant glowing halos around distant quasars

An international collaboration of astronomers, led by a group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, has used the unrivalled observing power of MUSE on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at ESO's Paranal Observatory to study gas around distant active galaxies, less than two billion years after the Big Bang. Show More Summary

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

5 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

8 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.

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