Artist’s impression of distant quasar

This artist’s impression shows how J043947.08+163415.7, a very distant quasar powered by a supermassive black hole, may look close up. This object is by far the brightest quasar yet discovered in the early Universe.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA, M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:heic1902a
Type:Artwork
Release date:9 January 2019, 23:15
Related releases:heic1902
Size:1920 x 1080 px

About the Object

Name:J043947.08+163415.7
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

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