October 2004 - Primeval quasar (artist's impression)

Calendar Oct 2004

Artist's impression of a quasar located in a primeval galaxy (or protogalaxy) a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. Astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to discover substantial amount of iron in three such quasars.

Credit:

European Space Agency andWolfram Freudling (Space Telescope-European Coordinating Facility/European Southern Observatory, Germany)

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Year:2004
Month:10

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