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Quasar study could turn universe`s formation theory on its head

MIT researchers have proposed an experiment that may close the last major loophole of physicist John Bell`s inequality-a 50-year-old theorem that, if violated by experiments, would mean that our universe is based on the less-tangible probabilities of quantum mechanics.

Astronomers get first glimpse of `glue` of universe

Astronomers have found a distant quasar illuminating a vast nebula of diffuse gas, revealing for the first time part of the network of filaments believed to connect galaxies in a cosmic web.

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.

Intergalactic magnifying glasses could help map galaxy centers

A team of astronomers may have discovered a new way through which they can map quasars - the energetic and luminous central regions which are often found in distant galaxies.

Astronomers discover extremely rare triple quasar

Scientists have discovered an extremely rare triple quasar system, located 9 billion light years away - and it is only the second-ever to be spotted.

Most distant X-ray jet from supermassive black hole discovered

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has detected a jet of X-rays from a supermassive black hole 12.4 billion light-years from Earth.

Quasar embedded in dusty galaxy hiding secrets

Observation of one of the most distant and brightest quasars in the universe has surprised Hubble astronomers as they did not see the underlying host galaxy of stars feeding it.

`Missing` quasar gas clouds blown away by strong winds

A worldwide team of astronomers has finally solved the case of the missing quasar gas clouds.

Largest water reservoir in universe `discovered`

Quasar is one of the brightest and most violent objects in the cosmos.

Earliest ever quasar discovered

Quasars are incredibly bright sources of energy thought
to be the hot centres of young galaxies swirling around
supermassive black holes