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Hubble Telescope finds 2 ‘needles’ in separate galactic haystacks with double-quasar discovery – RT

Researchers wielding the almost all-seeing eye on board NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have detected not one, but two astronomical needles in two galactic haystacks;…



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By leveraging the wealth of information collected by the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite and the ground-based Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the researchers narrowed down their hunt for these rare, though extremely bright dual quasars, hiding in plain sight among the stars across the universe.
A quasar is the extremely bright nucleus of a galaxy, fed by the insatiable appetite of a nearby supermassive blackhole, whose voracious eating habits unleash a massive blast of radiation so bright it can…

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