View Full Version : Quasars Come From Stable Homes

2005-Sep-10, 11:36 AM
SUMMARY: Quasars are some of the brightest and most distant objects ever observed, and astronomers used to believe they only existed inside giant or disrupted galaxies, with supermassive black holes relentlessly consuming matter at their cores. But new research using the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii shows that they live in some of the more boring galaxies in the Universe. Under the current theories, the powerful twin 8-metre telescopes should have found enormous galaxies in chaos, but they didn't. Only one galaxy could actually be detected, and it wasn't much different from our own Milky Way galaxy.

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