Zooming-in on the remote quasar P172+18

This video sequence starts from a wide-field view of the region of the sky around P172+18 and closes in on the very distant quasar, a bright object that lies at the centre of a remote galaxy and is powered by a supermassive black hole. The galaxy itself is surrounded by a very large bubble of ionised gas; artist's impressions of both the bubble and the galaxy are seen in the sequence. The final view is an artist’s impression of the quasar and its radio jets.

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ESO/M. Kornmesser/L. Calçada/Digitized Sky Survey 2/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). Music: Astral Electronic

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Auðkenni:eso2103b
Útgáfudagur:Mar 8, 2021, 14:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso2103
Tímalengd:52 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Nafn:P172+18
Tegund:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Flokkur:Quasars and Black Holes

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