NASA's Chandra Space Telescope Captures the Tempest in a Cosmic 'Teacup'

Space.com | 3/21/2019 | Samantha Mathewson
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A powerful quasar has caused a raging storm in a distant cosmic structure known as the "Teacup."

The quasar, which is powered by a supermassive black hole, is located at the center of a distant galaxy about 1.1 billion light-years from Earth. The galaxy, formally known as SDSS 1430+1339, hosts a teacup-shaped structure, in which the quasar is brewing.

Quasars - Objects - Universe - Galaxies - Holes

Quasars are among some of the brightest and most distant objects known in the universe. They are found only in galaxies with supermassive black holes, which gobble up matter near the galactic core and emit extreme amounts of radiation, according to a statement from NASA.

A raging storm, triggered by a powerful quasar, is brewing at the center of a teacup-shaped cosmic structure that lies in a distant galaxy known as SDSS 1430+1339.

Signature - Teacup - Light-years - Hole - Structure

The signature "handle" of the Teacup lies 30,000 light-years from the black hole. This structure is believed to be a ring of galactic material surrounding a giant "bubble," and was likely formed by one or more eruptions powered by the black hole, according to the statement.

Radiation from the black hole can cause high-speed galactic winds, also known as jets, to shoot...
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