The Event Horizon Telescope sees a supermassive black hole powering a super-bright quasar

Astronomers using the Event Horizon Telescope have imaged a quasar at the heart of a distant galaxy spewing massive amounts of radiation powered by a supermassive black hole.

These extremely powerful events are often described as the central drivers of active galaxies and can emit more light than others a star in their home galaxy sum. However, scientists still don’t fully understand the physics that drive their powerful activity.

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