Cosmoview Episode 82: Merging Quasars at Cosmic Dawn

With the help of the powerful GNIRS instrument on the Gemini North telescope, one half of the International Gemini Observatory, supported in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation and operated by NSF NOIRLab, a team of astronomers have discovered a double-record-breaking pair of quasars. Not only are they the most distant pair of merging quasars ever found, but also the only pair confirmed in the bygone era of the Universe’s earliest formation.


Images and Videos: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/M. Garlick/P. Horálek (Institute of Physics in Opava)/T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF NOIRLab)/D. de Martin (NSF NOIRLab)/M. Zamani (NSF NOIRLab)/ESA/Hubble/NASA/M. Kornmesser/N. Bartmann (NSF NOIRLab)

Music: Stellardrone - In Time

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Release date:June 17, 2024, 9 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2415
Duration:01 m 20 s
Frame rate:29.97

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