Astronomers uncover the brightest quasar in the early universe J043947.08+163415.7 (page 2)

Observations from Gemini Observatory identify a key fingerprint of an extremely distant quasar, allowing astronomers to sample light emitted from the dawn of time. Astronomers happened upon this deep glimpse into space and time thanks to a foreground galaxy acting as a gravitational lens, which magnified the ancient light. The Gemini observations provide critical pieces of the puzzle in confirming this object as the brightest appearing quasar so early in the history of the universe.

Cosmic telescope zooms in on the beginning of time

Observations from Gemini Observatory identify a key fingerprint of an extremely distant quasar, allowing astronomers to sample light emitted from the dawn of time. Astronomers happened upon ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from ScienceDaily

Gemini: cosmic telescope zooms in on beginning of time

Hilo HI (SPX) Jan 10, 2019 Before the cosmos reached its billionth birthday, some of the very first cosmic light began a long journey through the expanding universe. One particular beam of ...

Wed 9 Jan 19 from SpaceDaily

Astronomers uncover brightest quasar in early universe

Kamuela HI (SPX) Jan 10, 2019 Astronomers have discovered the brightest object ever seen at a time when the universe was less than one billion years old. With the help of multiple, world-class ...

Wed 9 Jan 19 from SpaceDaily

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