Scientists blame dieting black hole for dimming quasar

January 25, 2015 7:45 PM

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it’s exciting that someone like me, who has studied black holes for almost a decade, can find something completely new," Stephanie LaMassa said.

Quasars are typically the brightest, most energy intense objects in the cosmos. But over the last several years, this quasar has toned it down a bit. Scientists have previously observed quasars -- which derive their energy from the cosmic materials sucked in and swallowed by black holes -- that are ...

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