Quasar gives glimpse of early universe
Scientists have identified an extremely distant quasar that may provide a glimpse into the early history of the universe.
A quasar is a massive and extremely remote celestial object, emitting large amounts of energy, and typically having a starlike image in a telescope.
Astronomers, using observations from Gemini Observatory, detected the light emitted from the dawn of time thanks to a foreground galaxy acting as a gravitational lens, which magnified the quasar's ancient light. The Gemini observations provide critical pieces of the puzzle in confirming this object as the brightest appearing quasar.