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A New View of Quasars

Submit on Wednesday, July 26th, 2006 11:58

Artist illustration of a quasar. Image credit: CfAClick to enlarge
Some of the brightest objects in the Universe are quasars. A mystery for decades, most astronomers now believe quasars are the bright centres of galaxies with actively feeding supermassive black holes. A team of researchers have found evidence that there might be something very different at the heart of these galaxies to cause quasars. Instead of black holes consuming matter, there could be objects with powerful magnetic fields that act like propellers, churning matter back into the galaxy.

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