Quasar 3C 273

  • News HeadlinesA team of astronomers observed the narrowing of the jet of the quasar 3C 273

    A team of astronomers observed the narrowing of the jet of the quasar 3C 273

    (ORDO NEWS) — An international team of scientists using a network of radio telescopes around the world for the first time observed the narrowing of a quasar jet. The results of the study show that the narrowing of the jet does not depend on the level of activity of the galaxy that launched it. Near the center of every galaxy is a supermassive black hole. In some cases, a huge…

  • News HeadlinesQuasar 3C 273 is four trillion times brighter than the Sun 1

    Quasar 3C 273 is four trillion times brighter than the Sun

    (ORDO NEWS) — Quasar 3C 273 , 2.44 billion light-years from Earth , is about four trillion times brighter than the Sun and 100 times brighter than all the stars in our galaxy combined. If 3C 273 were at a distance of 33 light years from our planet, which is 7.8 times farther than the nearest star to us (Proxima Centauri is 4.23 light years away from the solar system…