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Plasma-spewing quasar shines light on universe’s youth, early galaxy formation

9 Jul 2018, 13:00 UTC
Plasma-spewing quasar shines light on universe’s youth, early galaxy formation

Carnegie’s Eduardo Bañados led a team that found a quasar with the brightest radio emission ever observed in the early universe, due to it spewing out a jet of extremely fast-moving material. Bañados’ discovery was followed up by Emmanuel Momjian of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which allowed the team to see with unprecedented detail the jet shooting out of a quasar that formed within the universe’s first billion years of existence.

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