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Massive and unknown radio structure detected around the brightest quasar in the universe

Astronomers have discovered two large mysterious objects erupting from the brightest black hole in the known universe. Discovered during a 1959 survey of the cosmos radio wave sources, the supermassive black hole 3C 273 is a quasar – short for “quasi-stellar object”, because the light emitted by these behemoths is bright enough to be mistaken …

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Strange ‘unknown structure’, faint radio glow thousands of light-years wide, found around nearest quasar

A new technique for studying some of the brightest objects in the universe has upended scientists’ understanding of the link between active monster black holes and suppressed star formation. Quasars are the ultra-luminous nuclei of galaxies that contain supermassive black holes. The intense radiation from a quasar comes from massive amounts of hot gas forming …

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