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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quasar

A quasar (/ˈkweɪzɑːr/) (also quasi-stellar object or QSO) is an active galactic nucleus of very ... Quasars are found over a very broad range of distances ( corresponding to redshifts of .... quasars appeared as point sources, indistinguishable from stars, except for their ..... Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology (Illustrated ed.) ...

courses.lumenlearning.com/astronomy/chapter/quasars

The discovery of radio sources that appeared point-like, just like stars, came with ... that some radio sources were in the same location as faint blue “stars. ... A “star ” with unidentifiable lines in the ordinary visible light spectrum had to be ... Despite this great distance, it is still one of the quasars closest to the Milky Way Galaxy.

adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1978Obs....98..210R

So little is yet properly explained that we theoretical astrophysicists should feel deeply ... even if they were so far away that the integrated light from io11 stars failed to ... which looked like ordinary stars on photographic plates, but whose spectra ... across, corresponding to only io~~ arc seconds at a cosmological distance.

www.astr.ua.edu/keel/agn/quasar40.html

The spectra of quasars are quite different from those of ordinary galaxies, ... we need to know what complete samples of quasars are like before we can ... some as faint blue stars, and a few were catalogued as irregularly variably ... Thus, for decades, looking at the host galaxies of AGN meant Seyfert and radio galaxies.

adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1969tsra.conf..167S

OBSERVED CHARACTERISTICS OF QUASARS Appearance Harlan J. Smith ... by the original name, quasi-stellar source, these objects are star-like in appearance. ... Ordinary stars have a continuous energy distribution in their spectra to a first ..... If cosmological distances for quasars offered no difficulties either, this paper ...

hubblesite.org/hubble_discoveries/breakthroughs/cosmology

Intrigued, astronomers turned Hubble on what appeared to be a nearly empty patch ... the astronomers were looking for would be too faint or small for even Hubble to see. ... Its observations of Cepheid variable stars in galaxies like NGC 4603, ... The distance to quasars is so great, and their actual size so small – about the ...

www.encyclopedia.com/science/science-magazines/astronomy-and-space-science-pulsars-quasars-and-distant-questions

These new objects were dubbed pulsars, for “pulsating radio sources. .... Like 3C48, 3C273 appeared starlike, but with a wispy jet off to one side. ... Evidence for the so-called cosmological distances of quasars came trickling in. ... had speculated, that the quasars were surrounded by a galaxy of stars too faint to be resolved.

sixdayscience.com/curriculum/textbooks/chapter-15

Or you could divide the total mass of the galaxy by a typical star's mass (or use ... The distances between galaxies are large and are often measured in megaparsecs. .... Perhaps if the dwarf galaxies were brighter, Hubble would have arranged .... At first glance it looks like the Milky Way is at the center of the universe and it ...

answersingenesis.org/astronomy/starlight/astronomical-distance-determination-methods-and-the-light-travel-time-problem

Jun 12, 2013 ... Astronomical Distance Determination Methods and the Light Travel Time Problem ... is that the earth and the rest of the universe were created supernaturally in ... The nearest star is a little more than four light years distant, yet Adam .... a superior planet is at quadrature, meaning that the planet makes a right ...

www.britannica.com/topic/galaxy

May 7, 2017 ... galaxy: any of the systems of stars and interstellar matter that make up the universe. ... Nature has provided an immensely varied array of galaxies, ranging from faint, ... at times in the far distant past) as brilliant objects called quasars. .... If they were ordinary novae, then M31 must be millions of light-years ...