Quasar Host Galaxy
Depicts: QSO 1229+204, IRAS Z12295+2025
Copyright: Dr. John Hutchings,Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, NASA
This Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the faint host galaxy that a bright quasar dwells within. The wealth of new detail in this picture helps solve a three-decade old mystery about the true nature of quasars, the most distant and energetic objects in the universe.
Last Update: 1 September 2019