It is currently Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:44 pm


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: JO43947.08+163415.7
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:05 am
Posts: 5094
Location: Lancashire
This is the catalogue designation for a newly discovered quasar that is the most powerful yet seen from the time of the early universe. Data from the Hubble Space Telescope indicates that the quasar could be producing 10,000 stars per year. This compares with just one or so a year in our galaxy.
The statistics for this object are staggering. The quasar has the luminosity of 600 trillion suns, and its super-massive black hole powering the quasar is several hundred million times as massive as the Sun.
Hubble was able to detect the object through the gravitational lensing caused by a dim galaxy positioned between the quasar and Earth. The effect made the quasar look three times bigger and fifty times brighter than it is.
The discovery could provide astrophysicists with new information about the formation of galaxies in the early universe.

_________________
brian


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group