quasar

What are the Differences Between Quasars and Microquasars?

Quasars are fascinating objects; supermassive black holes that are actively feasting on material from their accretion disks. The result is…

3 months ago

Astronomers are Getting Really Good at Weighing Baby Supermassive Black Holes

In the 1970s, astronomers deduced that the persistent radio source coming from the center of our galaxy was actually a…

4 months ago

Webb Sees Dozens Of Young Quasars in the First Billion Years of the Universe

One of JWST's big tasks is to help astronomers understand how the early Universe came together, with dwarf galaxies merging…

4 months ago

Using Quasars as a New Standard Candle to Define Distance

A new study shows a way to gauge distance in the early Universe.

3 years ago

A Galaxy is Making New Stars Faster Than its Black Hole Can Starve Them for Fuel

A monster lurks at the heart of many galaxies – even our own Milky Way. This monster possesses the mass…

3 years ago

Supermassive black holes can cloak themselves in a cocoon of dust, making them invisible even when they should be bright quasars

Quasars are the most powerful sources of light in the universe, but sometimes they're hard to find. A team of…

4 years ago

Quasars are the Biggest Particle Accelerators in the Universe

We puny humans think we can accelerate particles? Look how proud we are of the Large Hadron Collider. But any…

4 years ago

For the First Time, Planets Have Been Discovered in ANOTHER Galaxy!

Thanks to a new study performed by a pair of astrophysicists from the University of Oklahoma, the first extra-galactic planets…

6 years ago

Too Big, Too Soon. Monster Black Hole Seen Shortly After the Big Bang

An international team of astronomers, using multiple observatories, have found the youngest and most distant quasar to date.

6 years ago

New Method for Researching Activity Around Quasars and Black Holes

A new method devised by a team of Chinese and US researchers could lead to accurate estimates on the masses…

7 years ago