Quasar Observed Quickly Losing Light While its Black Hole Lives On

January 11, 2016 2:19 AM

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For a quasar, 10 years is a fairly quick timeline for disappearance and a team of astronomers are examining one such instance.

"This is the first time we've seen a quasar shut off this dramatically, this quickly," study lead author Jessie Runnoe, a postdoctoral scholar at Pennsylvania State University, said in a press release. "Essentially, it has run out of food, at least for the moment.

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