Zooming in on the most distant quasar found so far

This sequence starts with a wide-field view of the prominent constellation of Leo (The Lion). As we zoom in many fainter stars become visible as well as a few of the many galaxies in this part of the sky. We gradually close in on the most distant quasar found so far. The final view, combining images taken in both visible and infrared light, shows the very faint quasar, which is powered by a black hole with a mass two billion times that of the Sun, as a faint red dot.


ESO/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

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Publicatiedatum:29 juni 2011 19:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1122
Duur:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Naam:ULAS J1120+0641
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Categorie:Quasars and Black Holes



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