The Brightest Quasar
Lecture no. 15 from the course: A Visual Guide to the Universe with the Smithsonian
Taught by Professor David M. Meyer | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Travel to some of the most distant and luminous objects in the universe: quasars. Discovered in the early 1960s, these active galaxies are associated with matter-devouring supermassive black holes. Investigate the brightest and first-found quasar, called 3C 273, and learn what it reveals about the early universe.