Superbright Quasar to Get Rid of Light on Universe’s Youth


It all started with the drawing of an artist from radio jet, that shows the fastly – newly exposed quasar that can be found at around 13 billion light-years from Earth. The name of the quasar is PSO J352.4034-15.3373. In a recent study has been proven that a new-born quasar gets rid of the lightest radio

What are quasars?

Quasars are known to be the brightest things from the cosmos. They’re embraced by huge black holes that consume the hearts of the galaxies. Quasars are known to emit radio waves frequently, which it’s safe to say that have the longest wavelengths in the electromagnetic range – it’s worth saying that it’s way longer than those of visible light.

This new-found quasar, which was named PSO J352.4034-15.3373 is, as mentioned earlier, found at 13 billion light-years from Earth. This means that the radio emissions that come from it have been roaming around the universe for 13 billion years before actually getting to our planet. So we could say that this quasar can give us information about the early days of the universe. Let’s not forget that the universe came to life when Big Bang happened, and that was 13.82 billion years ago. It’s not a surprise that these views are rare.

However, as said by Eduardo Bañados, from the Carnegie Institution for Science, from Washington, D.C, there’s a shortage of the well-known robust radio emitters from the formative years of the universe. It is no doubt that this quasar is the brightest radio one of the epoch.

Eduardo Bañados was the one to discover PSO J352.4034-15.3373, together with his team. Then Emmanuel Momjian was the one to continue the study. His comments were the ones to let astronomers “get to know” the quasar.


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