quasars

tech-science

A Newly Discovered Type of Galaxy Keeps Producing Stars as It Dies

'Cold quasars' offer an unprecedented look at the transition between active star-forming galaxies and dead galactic bodies.
Becky Ferreira
6.12.19
entanglement

Ancient Starlight Just Helped Confirm the Reality of Quantum Entanglement

“The real estate left over for the skeptics of quantum mechanics has shrunk considerably."
Daniel Oberhaus
8.21.18
gaia

Watch These Stunning Models of the Largest Star Map Ever Created

The European Gaia telescope releases data on 1.7 billion stars.
Becky Ferreira
4.26.18
News

Four Quasars in One Nebula: Scientists Find an Incredible Astronomical First

Why it’s so astronomically unlikely to find a cluster of four quasars.
Becky Ferreira
5.15.15
Space

The Hubble Space Telescope Delivers Images of Ethereal Green 'Phantoms'

Quasars just get stranger.
Michael Byrne
4.5.15
Space

This Enormous, Ancient Black Hole Defies the Laws of Physics

Quasars are quazy.
Becky Ferreira
2.25.15
Space

Why Black Holes Barf Scorching Winds of High-Energy X-Rays

Astronomers are only now getting a handle on one of the driving forces behind galactic growth.
Michael Byrne
2.21.15
Space

Astronomers Clocked the Spin of a Quasar That's 10 Billion Light Years Away

And hot damn, is that thing ever spinning up a storm.
Becky Ferreira
8.26.14
Motherboard Blog

There's a Tiny, 60-Mile Black Hole Inside the Galaxy You Can See with Binoculars

Astronomers have found an oddly tiny "fast and furious" black hole inside one of the most dramatic celestial objects in the night sky.
Becky Ferreira
2.28.14
Motherboard Blog

Astronomers Used Quasars as Flashlights to Illuminate the Dark Matter Between Galaxies

No, literally. Quasars make great cosmic flashlights in a pinch.
Becky Ferreira
1.20.14
Motherboard Blog

Revealing the Galactic Weirdness of Quasars Through Art

The creator's behind slap!HQ bring a cosmic enigma to life.
Benoit Palop
5.18.13