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A Quasar's Identity May Simply Be In The Eye Of The Beholder

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May 30, 2001
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Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have made the first detailed study of a peculiar type of quasar that is shrouded in clouds of gas and dust flowing outward at millions of miles per hour.

Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have made the first detailed study of a peculiar type of quasar that is shrouded in clouds of gas and dust flowing outward at millions of miles per hour. The results support the idea that this outflow is a common feature of all quasars, highly active supermassive black holes that give the illusion of being different when viewed from various angles.


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NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. "A Quasar's Identity May Simply Be In The Eye Of The Beholder." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 30 May 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010529233037.htm>.
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. (2001, May 30). A Quasar's Identity May Simply Be In The Eye Of The Beholder. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010529233037.htm
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. "A Quasar's Identity May Simply Be In The Eye Of The Beholder." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010529233037.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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