Strange radio structure detected around the brightest quasar in the universe

Astronomers have discovered two large and mysterious objects exploding from the brightest black hole in the known universe.

Discovered in a 1959 cosmic investigation radio waves sources, the supermassive black hole 3C 273 is a quasar, short for “quasi-stellar object”, because the light emitted by these giants is bright enough to be mistaken for starlight. Although black holes themselves do not emit light, the largest ones are surrounded by gigantic swirls of gas called accretion disks; when gas falls into the black hole at nearly the speed of light, friction it heats the disc and causes it to glow with radiation, typically detected as radio waves.

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