Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Excuse my gas - blue gas

Credit: University of Florida/Myda Iamiceli

The outflow of blue gas surrounds the black hole in the quasar.

Quasars are very distant celestial objects and hard to observe, let alone their various development stages. It was a lucky stroke then that a a group of astronomers caught this quasar releasing vast amounts of blue gas. It all happened billions of years ago and the gas is a delightfully speedy gas zooming into space.

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