Doc - Distant Quasars: Shedding Light on Black Holes

Doc - Distant Quasars: Shedding Light on Black Holes

Recording date: 29/04/2016
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How can scientists study a faraway black hole that emits no light? By observing its quasar. As objects get pulled onto the accretion disk orbiting a supermassive black hole, friction creates a bright light known as a quasar. In this video, researchers use a “galaxy-sized lens” to analyze light from a distant quasar—revealing a supermassive black hole with a truly voracious appetite.

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