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Astronomers Peek Inside a Quasar for the First Time

12/22/2006 12:54AM

Astronomers Peek Inside a Quasar for the First Time

For the first time, using a novel technique, astronomers have looked inside a quasar and have measured the so-called accretion disk around the black hole. The study lends further confirmation to what scientists have long suspected -- that the supermassive black holes of quasars are surrounded by super-heated disks of material that is spiraling into them.


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