quasars

For the First Time, Astronomers Spot Stars in Galaxies that Existed Just 1 Billion Years After the Big Bang

Using data from the JWST, an international team of astronomers have made the first observations of stars in quasars that…

2 months ago

Quasars Produce Giant Jets That Focus Like Lasers. Why They Focus is Still a Mystery, but it’s not Coming From the Galaxy Itself

New technologies bring new astronomical insights, which is especially satisfying when they help answer debates that have been ongoing for…

2 months ago

A Black Hole is Hurling a jet of Material at its Neighboring Galaxy

It's been a banner time for black hole research! In recent months, astrophysicists have announced the discovery of the most…

4 months ago

Next Generation Telescopes Could Detect the Direct Collapse of Enormous Black Holes Near the Beginning of Time

The first black holes to appear in the universe may have formed from the direct collapse of gas. When they…

1 year ago

This is How a Supermassive Black Hole Feeds

A new simulation has provided new insight into how supermassive black holes grow by feeding off of cosmic gas captured…

1 year ago

You can Tell how big a Black Hole is by how it Eats

Astronomers can determine the size of a black hole by the way it consumes nearby matter.

1 year ago

Astronomers see a Rare “Double Quasar” in a Pair of Merging Galaxies

What's better than a quasar? That's right, two quasars. Astronomers have spotted for the first time two rare double-quasars, and…

2 years ago

A new Technique Could use Quasars to Directly Measure the Expansion Rate of the Universe

The evolution of cosmic expansion could be measured by a new method using intensity correlation speckles.

2 years ago

Almost all High-Energy Neutrinos Come From Quasars

Earth is blasted by high-energy neutrinos from the most powerful objects in the universe.

2 years ago

A New Technique to Find Cold Gas Streams That Might Make up the Missing (Normal) Matter in the Universe

Where is all the missing matter? That question has plagued astronomers for decades, because the Universe looks emptier than it…

2 years ago