Quasars’ distance no longer in question

Excerpt from the April 2, 1966, Science News


FAR OUT  Light from a quasar (illustrated) comes from a disk swirling around a supermassive black hole billions of light-years away, though some researchers once thought they were nearby.

M. Kornmesser/ESO

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