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Quasar 3C273

The quasar next to us shines about a hundred times brighter as our Milky Way. A quasar is merely the very active center of a galaxy. This here casts a long jet out into space.

Constellation: Virgo
Visual magnitude: 12.86
Distance: 2 billion light-years

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Photo: Nasa, Hubble Telescope

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