Name: Pat J Bushong
What is a quasar and how is it powered?
A quasar is one of the most powerful sources known to mankind. These are
very distant, in fact the most distant objects known today. These powering
mechanism is not understood. It has been conjectured that mass falling into
a very massive black hole is providing the energy input.
Jasjeet S Bagla
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