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2003-Jul-08, 10:08 PM
SUMMARY: A team of astronomers have discovered a cold ring of gas around a supermassive black hole in the heart of a distant quasar galaxy. Gas whirls around the heart of the galaxy before finally plunging in. This process generates tremendous heat and light, and probably is the reason why quasars are so bright - more than a trillion suns.

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