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Quasar PKS 2349

Quasar PKS 2349

Depicts: PKS 2349
Copyright: John Bahcall (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) Mike Disney (University of Wales) and NASA

This image reveals the huge, thin tidal arms of a galaxy associated with the luminous quasar, which is 1.5 billion light-years from Earth.

The odd-shaped arms suggest an encounter between the quasar and a companion galaxy. The thick bright line above the quasar is an edge-on background galaxy.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
25-Feb-2024 19:39 UT

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