Astronomers Find Ghostly Remains of a Turbulent Past around Quasars

April 3, 2015 4:16 AM

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Quasars are known to be super-energetic and compact regions surrounding a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy. Quasars usually get their luminosity and electromagnetic energy from the nearby black holes that spew back tons of energy in various forms while they feed on the mass from their surroundings.

But quasars have continuously puzzled astronomers due to their extreme brightness that reach us despite being located so far from our planet. On April 2, scientists had the chance to take a deeper insight into these baffling space objects as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provided them with a s...

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