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Chandra Scores A Double Bonus With A Distant Quasar

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February 8, 2002
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Two discoveries from a distant quasar - an enormous X-ray jet and an X-ray shadow cast by an intervening galaxy - are giving astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory cause to be doubly excited. These two independent results reveal information about a supermassive black hole at the center of the quasar as well as the amount of oxygen in a distant galaxy billions of years ago.

Two discoveries from a distant quasar - an enormous X-ray jet and an X-ray shadow cast by an intervening galaxy - are giving astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory cause to be doubly excited. These two independent results reveal information about a supermassive black hole at the center of the quasar as well as the amount of oxygen in a distant galaxy billions of years ago.


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NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center. (2002, February 8). Chandra Scores A Double Bonus With A Distant Quasar. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/02/020208075854.htm
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