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    Default Re: Hubble discovers record-breaking quasar



    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    You know, it occurred to me late in the day that the 10,000 stars made a year has amusing implications. The articles aren't clear but galaxy star formation rates are usually quote in solar masses of gas and dust converted to stars per year. Whether or not the authors followed this common practice this star formation rate implies that the supernova rate has to be a few per year.

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    Default Re: Hubble discovers record-breaking quasar

    Another perspective https://www.forbes.com/sites/startsw...A#1690968b41e7

    Apparently it's 1/50th as bright when you account for gravitational lensing!
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    Default Re: Hubble discovers record-breaking quasar

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricford View Post
    The math thing is interesting but even more interesting is the sheer magnitude of the quasar and that it is a trillion times brighter than our star and that it generates 10,000 new stars a year and the black hole is so massive it is mind boggling. I am totally in awe. And that it is so old. This whole thing is stupefying. Thanks for sharing the link.
    These are my thoughts too. Thanks to the OP.
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