PBS Space Time

Why Quasars are so Awesome

Season 2 Episode 34 | 10m 3s | Video has closed captioning.

When Quasars were first discovered the amount of light pouring out of such a tiny dot in space seemed impossible. A hysterical flurry of hypothesizing followed: swarms of neutron stars, alien civilizations harnessing their entire galaxy’s power, bright, fast-moving objects being ejected by our own galaxy’s core.

Aired: 01/25/17

Rating: NR

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