Astronomers Discover Quasar “Dimmer Switch”

January 24, 2015 3:39 PM

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Yale University researchers have recently identified the very first—that we know of—transforming quasar, which has led researchers to believe that they may have something like a dimmer switch.

Furthermore, they believe that this discovery might provide brand new insight into the life and activity of quasars, which pool energy from black holes. It is the first time anyone had ever observed bot the bright and dark phases of a quasar’s lifespan from a single source.

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