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Astro*Dictionary by Michael Erlewine





1 article for "Quasar"

Quasar [Astro*Index]

A quasi-stellar object.

Quasars are enormously distant and immensely powerful objects that exhibit variability over short periods of time. They also exhibit very large red-shifts. At the present time, there is much about quasars that is not understood.

See also:
♦ Red Shift


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