November 30, 2012 – SPACE – Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have discovered a quasar with the most energetic outflow ever seen, at least five times more powerful than any that have been observed to date. Quasars are extremely bright galactic centres powered by supermassive black holes. Many blast huge amounts of material out into their host galaxies, and these outflows play a key role in the evolution of galaxies. But, until now, observed quasar outflows weren’t as powerful as predicted by theorists. Quasars are the intensely luminous centres of distant galaxies that are powered by huge black holes.
MONUMENTAL GALACTIC CHANGES: Scientists Record the Most Powerful Quasar Blast Ever – The Most Energetic Outflow Ever Seen! ~ The CELESTIAL Convergence