Researchers Discover An Unusual Dimming Quasar

January 25, 2015 8:49 AM

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Researchers have observed a quasar transitioning into a much dimmer state for the first time ever. They now believe that this could provide new details about the life cycle of the galactic phenomenon.

Quasars are believed to be powered by accretion of material into supermassive black holes in the nuclei of distant galaxies, making these luminous versions of the general class of objects known as active galaxies. Despite being concentrated in an area no larger than our solar system, one, single qua...

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