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Discovery: Quasar 600 trillion times brighter than the sun

10/1 2019 at 06.50: Text has been added to a correction. The researchers from the U.S. and Germany that after 20 years of searching and with the help of the H

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Discovery: Quasar 600 trillion times brighter than the sun

10/1 2019 at 06.50: Text has been added to a correction.

The researchers from the U.S. and Germany that after 20 years of searching and with the help of the Hubble space telescope has found the very distant but immensely powerful quasar, which has been formed from a supermassive black hole with the surrounding gas to glow.

the Brightness is 600 trillion times stronger than our own sun.

the nursery and out of its disc of gas, the researchers think that around 10,000 stars per year are born. Quasar gives a glimpse of how it was when the early universe was formed, according to the researchers.

Despite the fact that it shines with a strength that is closest to the mind-boggling was the quasar is very difficult to detect when it is located around 13 billion light-years from earth. To the over-the-head one, went to depends on pure chance.

Between the earth and the quasar is a galaxy, then a whole star system with perhaps a hundred billion stars, that works like a magnifying glass – a so-called gravitational lens.

from the quasar is bent and amplified by the galaxy and can thus be detected from the earth.

In a press release on the Hubble site, the scientists note that the galaxy and the quasar although it has been very difficult to separate. Earthbound telescopes can't distinguish between them when the atmosphere disturbs the image.

the Researchers write that the quasar is likely to be so strong that it becomes difficult to find someone who can outshine it. But the universe is huge and has brought more surprises than that.

also the news that one of Hubble's cameras have stopped working. According to the u.s. space agency Nasa, it is the telescope's primary wide that have been broken. The camera was installed by astronauts in 2009 and has since produced a large number of amazing images.

Correction: the Quasar is not a star. In an earlier version of the text was also the century which indicated how much brighter the quasar is than the sun wrong.

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