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Thread: First Triple Quasar Discovered

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    Post First Triple Quasar Discovered

    Quasars are some of the brightest objects in the Universe, beaming radiation across billions of light-years of space. Although they were a mystery for many years, astronomers now believe they're the bright radiation from matter clogging up around an actively feeding supermassive black hole. ...

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    If this is a line of sight effect as opposed to tightly gravitationally coupled objects, is it remarkable? I'm not sure how we know what the intrinsic brightness of a quasar is nor whether they tend to be "standard" or fall into several standard categories.

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    If you read the original press release, they ruled out that it was a gravitational lens. And they were able to determine that the three quasars are at the same distance because of redshift. If they're that close, they must be gravitationally interacting.

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