Name: david clifton
Date: 1993 - 1999
What is a quasar?
I found the answer under "auasar- sorry, "quasar"- in my
dictionary. In addition, they seem to radiate an awful lot of
energy, but no visible light.
I think that you will probably find an entry under "quasar" in
your favorite (modern) encyclopedia. When you want to discuss
details , then we might be able to help you.
Quasars are strong sources that radiate mostly in radio, though
some of them radiate visible light too. These objects are ery
far away so they appear as small objects, and were mistaken
for peculier stars untill their radio counterparts were discovered
These are the farthest known objects in the Universe.
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how to do his own research by displaying your own impressive ability to
read commonly available materials.
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