NASA's Hubble Snaps the Enigmatic 'Quasar Ghosts'

April 3, 2015 6:02 AM

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(Photo : NASA/ESA/Galaxy Zoo Team/W. Keel (University of Alabama, USA)) Winding green filaments observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope within eight different galaxies. The ethereal wisps in these images were illuminated, perhaps briefly, by a blast of radiation from a quasar -- a very luminous and compact region that surrounds a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy.

(Photo : NASA/ESA/Galaxy Zoo Team/W. Keel (University of Alabama, USA)) Winding green filaments observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope within eight different galaxies. The ethereal wisps in these images were illuminated, perhaps briefly, by a blast of radiation from a quasar -- a very lumin...

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