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Quasars May Reveal Hidden Cosmic Superstructure

Earlier this year, astronomers nailed down their understanding of the intergalactic medium (IGM)—the superstructure that links the universe together in a glistening cosmic web. But there are clearly levels to the universe’s structure that we don’t even know anything about yet. The existence of dark matter and...

This week in science: quasars hung by the cosmos with care

This impression illustrates the mysterious alignments between the spin axes of quasars and the large-scale structures they inhabit; these alignments are over billions of light-years and are the largest known in the Universe. Image credit: ESO / M. Show More Summary

Spooky quasar alignment at a distance

The filaments that structure the Universe may have lined up its galaxies too.

VLT telescope reveals mysterious alignment of quasars with the Universe’s large-scale structure

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Astronomers using the ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have discovered an unexpected alignment of the spinning axes of supermassive black holes located billions of light-years apart. As if that discovery wasn’t fascinating enough...Show More Summary

Spooky alignment of quasars across billions of light-years

New observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have revealed alignments over the largest structures ever discovered in the Universe. A European research team has found that the rotation axes of the central supermassive black holes in a sample of quasars are parallel to each other over distances of billions of light-years. Show More Summary

Spooky Discovery About the Largest Structure in the Universe --"Vast Quasar Groupings Found in Astounding Alignment"

On January 11, 2013, the discovery of a vast grouping of 73s quasars, a form of supermassive black hole active galactic nuclei, with a minimum diameter of 1.4 billion light-years, stretched over four billion light-years at its widest point was...

Quasars Imploding at Galaxy Centers --"May Provide 1st Real Signal of Dark Matter"

"It is possible that pulsars imploding into black holes may provide the first concrete signal of particulate dark matter," said study co-author Joseph Bramante, a physicist at the University of Notre Dame. “In 2013, the first pulsar at the galactic...

"The Pale Red Dot" --One of the Oldest Objects in the Universe (Today's Most Popular)

A gamma-ray burst known as GRB 090429B detected by NASA's Swift satellite was found to be a candidate for the most distant object in the Universe at an estimated distance of 13.14 billion light years, far beyond any known quasar...

Spooky alignment of quasars across billions of light-years

Quasars are galaxies with very active supermassive black holes at their centres. These black holes are surrounded by spinning discs of extremely hot material that is often spewed out in long jets along their axes of rotation. Quasars can shine more brightly than all the stars in the rest of their host galaxies put together. read more

Are Quasars at the Farthest Reaches of the Universe Dying?

Aeons ago, the universe was different: mergers of galaxies were common and gigantic black holes with masses equivalent to billions of times that of the Sun formed in their nuclei. As they captured the surrounding gas, these black holes emitted...

Arp released new EP, playing Mexican Summer celebration in Brooklyn (which Lansing-Dreiden dropped off of)

Arp (aka NYC artist/musician Alexis Georgopoulos) just released the Pulsars e Quasars EP via Mexican Summer. A mix of cosmic pop and even spacier instrumentals, the new EP falls somewhere between Slowdive and Broadcast on the shoegaze spectrum. You...

Arp – “UHF1? (Stereogum Premiere)

3 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Mexican Summer is gearing up for a nice fall season, as the next few months bring heavy-hitting full lengths from Weyes Blood and Torn Hawk. Before that, though, they’re going to drop a new EP by recent signee Arp. Pulsars E Quasars is short but certainly sweet, as you might have judged from the previously [...]

Massive survey makes sense of the diversity of quasars

A study of 20,000 quasars reveals an underlying relationship—and a mystery.

Quasar Mystery Solved --"Clues to Understanding Cosmic Growth of Supermassive Black Holes"

Quasars are supermassive black holes that live at the center of distant massive galaxies. They shine as the most luminous beacons in the sky across the entire electromagnetic spectrum by rapidly accreting matter into their gravitationally inescapable centers. New work...

Mysterious quasar sequence explained

Quasars are supermassive black holes that live at the center of distant massive galaxies. They shine as the most luminous beacons in the sky by rapidly accelerating matter into their gravitationally inescapable centers. New work solves a quasar mystery that astronomers have been puzzling over for decades. Show More Summary

How Far, the Stars? Quasars Solve 'Seven Sisters' Star Cluster Mystery

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Lead researcher Carl Melis first took on the project five years ago while still in graduate school at the University of California, Los Angeles, after meeting with John Stauffer (a co-author on the paper). Melis recalled being astounded to learn there was a dispute over how far away the Pleiades are from Earth. Show More Summary

Quasars --"Are They the Origin of Light in Our Universe?"

Quasars are the brightest objects in the Universe; their intense light is generated by gas as it falls towards a black hole. These mysterious objects emitting radio waves were first identified in 1963 by radio astronomers who called them quasi-stellar...

VIDEO: P.SO The Earth Tone King featuring Sammus & Moses Rockwell’s “Quasars”

“Quasars” gets into a slight animated form, for it is the way P.SO The Earth Tone King wants you to see this song. The song also features rap parts from Sammus and Moses Rockwell. The song is taken from P.SO’s latest album Gateway To Greatness/Constellations, which you may stream in full below via Bandcamp. Gateway […]

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