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Unusual new type of black-hole quasar discovered

A research team has discovered a surprising new class of quasars- a super-bright disk of hot gas surrounding a black hole- in distant galaxies that even the most current theories had not predicted.

Enormous halo of hot gas envelops Milky Way

Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found evidence that our Milky Way Galaxy is embedded in an enormous halo of hot gas.