A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of Time

by

Stephen Hawking

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A region of a galaxy that is collapsing into a large black hole at the center. Also known as quasi-stellar objects, quasars shine brightly before they are sucked into the black hole.
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Quasars Term Timeline in A Brief History of Time

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Chapter 6
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...proposed before they were found. In 1962, Maarten Schmidt found what is now called a quasar, a whole region of a galaxy falling in on itself. In 1967, Jocelyn Bell-Burnell and... (full context)
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...at the center of the galaxy. Even larger ones could lie at the center of quasars. Objects orbiting such massive black holes would lose matter and energy into it, causing the... (full context)