How far away is the nearest quasar?

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Quasars are generally considered to be up to 10-12 billion light-years away. Despite being the brightest quasar visible from earth (and therefore the first to be discovered) EC-273 is not actually the closest to Earth. A quasar named PKS2349 is actually the closest, being around 1500 million light years away (1.5 billion) from earth.
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What is a quasar?

A quas i-stell ar radio source, a quasar, is a very distant galactic nucleus that is extremely active as regards energy output. These sources just pour out electromagnetic energy in the form of light and radio waves. We also know that they are extremely far away because of the red shift associ (MORE)

How far away is the nearest M-Class planet?

Planet classification of this sort is only a Star Trek invention. It does not exist in science. "M-class" presumably denoted a planet suitable for earthlings....or Vulcans...or whatever. So the answer is....right here. ............. dude what he meant is simply what is the nearest planet that we k (MORE)

How far is the nearest messier object?

I believe it is the Pleiades, Messier 45. The current best estimate at its distance is 135 parsecs, or about 440 light years away. Also as an interesting aside in Japanese it is known as Subaru and is used as the companies logo as seen on the front of its cars.

How far away is earth's nearest star besides the sun?

The nearest star (besides our sun) is 4.24 light-years from earth. This means that light emitted for this star takes 4.24 years to reach earth. Some stars are over millions of light-years away. The closest star is the sun. Beyond that is Proxima Centauri, at 4.24 light-years away. Alpha Centauri is (MORE)

How far away is the nearest star to Earth?

The Sun is at a distance of 8 light-minutes; about 150 million kilometers. The next known star (apart from our Sun) is Proxima Centauri, at a distance of 4.2 light-years. . See the Sources and related links below for a link to Wikipedia's list of nearest stars.

What are quasars?

Quasars are: quasi-stellar radio sources. The consensus now is that: quasars (the most luminous objects in the Universe) are compacted regions in the middle of massive galaxies. Quasars owe their high energy to the accretion discs surrounding massive black holes at the center of these galaxies.

How far away is the next nearest star?

A list of the top 10 closest stars is here:. http://space.about.com/od/stars/tp/closeststars.htm. The first closest is the sun.. The second nearest star is Proxima Centauri approximately 4.2 light-years away. It is in the Alpha Centauri star system.. It's size is 1/7 that of the sun but it is ab (MORE)

How far is the nearest galaxy?

Milky Way Galaxy - Our Galaxy . Omega Centauri - former galaxy - 0.0183 million light years away . Canis Major Dwarf - 0.025 million light years away . Virgo Stellar Stream - 0.03 million light years away . Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy - 0.81 million light years away . Large Magellanic C (MORE)

How far away is the nearest star from earth?

The Sun: 150 million kilometers. This distance is also known as 1 astronomical unit. After the Sun the nearest known star is Proxima Centauri, at a distance of 4.2 light-years.

How far is the nearest solar system?

The nearest solar system to ours is called "Alpha Centauri System" and can only be viewed from the southern sky and is estimated to be 4.4 light years away. Please see related link below!

How far is the quasar?

the quasar distance can reach up to 13 billion light years away to 16 billion light years away.

How far is the farthest quasar?

It is difficult to assign values to the distances to quasars, because they are so bright and massive; the only way to measure this is to use the Hubble Doppler effect. However, high gravity can affect that, and we don't know how massive the objects are. Based on that, the most distant quasars are (MORE)

How far is the capital from the nearest mountain?

From the peak of the mountain or from the base of the foothills?, and are you asking about the center of town, or the city limits, or the outer fringes of the suburbs? You need to be a little more specific, and... There's something else,.... Oh! right. What capital? What mountain?

How far is the nearest planet?

Venus is the nearest planet to Earth. The distance between Venus and Earth varies from 38 million kilometres (23.7 million miles) at it's closest point to 261 million kilometres (162 million miles) at it's most distant (when it is behind the Sun).

How far away is the moon's nearest star?

The same distance as Earth's nearest star - roughly 90 million miles; it is the Sun.\n. \n. \nSince the Moon is in the same relative position as earth (separated by only 1.2 light SECONDS) it would be Proxima Centauri at 4.2 light Years.\n. \nEDIT: looks like I fail since it is the Sun and not Pr (MORE)

How far away are quasars?

More than 200,000 quasars are known, most from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. All observed quasar spectra have redshifts between 0.06 and 6.5. Applying Hubble's law to these redshifts, it can be shown that they are between 780 million and 28 billion light-years away.

Are quasars very small very bright and very far away?

Quasars, or "quasi-stellar objects", are star-like things that are incredibly far away and impossibly bright; far TOO bright to actually be stars. Scientists have no good data on the size of quasars, but they are likely to be much larger than ordinary stars.

What year did Far Far Away come out?

There are few songs named 'Far Far Away'. The best known is famous Slade's Far Far Away. Both a single aswell as a soundtrack to the film Slade in Flame with this songappeared in 1974. The original title of the Slade song Far Far Away was (supposedly)'Letting Loose Around the World' (a part of the (MORE)

What is a quasare?

Many years ago, when modern astronomy was still in its infancy, astronomers looked at all the lights in the sky and tried to figure out what they were. Some were stars, bright points of light, and some were smudgy, smeared objects; almost cloudy-looking. Those got the label "nebula", from the Latin (MORE)

How far away is the nearest galaxy from earth?

If you find a place where the sky is good and dark and you know where to look, you can see the Andromeda Galaxy in the night sky. It looks like a fuzzy patch of dim, hazy light. It's actually a galaxy of hundreds of billions of stars, completely outside of the Milky Way galaxy that we live in. The (MORE)

If you are 20 miles away how far away are you?

You are still exactly where you are. The words "how far away are you" require a reference to the Place you are far away from. Are you just being "cute" and actually mean the first part of the sentence to be the answer to the second part? If this is so, then why ask the question since this website is (MORE)

How far is the nearest universe?

the nearest galaxy from ours is the Andromeda (an-DRO-mu-duh) galaxy, an irregular galaxy. it is about 30,000,000 (30 million) miles away. There are other irregular galaxies scattered around it, which are about a lightyear (60 million mi) away.

What evidence is there that quasars are very far away?

All observed quasars have redshifts between 0.06 and 6.5. Using Hubble's law, it can be shown that they are between 780 million and 28 billion light years away (in terms of comoving distance). See related link for more information.

How far is quasar 3C 273 from earth?

Nice question, it really shows how far some of these objects are from us. 3C 273 is a Quasar located in the constellation of Virgo. It is estimated to be 2.443 Giga-lightyears away , where one Giga-lightyear (Gly) is a billion light years (x 10 9 ). Just one light year is approximately 10 trillion (MORE)

How far away do you have to be away from a computer?

If Your Farsighted You Dont have to Look at The Computer Close.Because You Can Damage Your Eyes.And You Will Have to Get Glasses.But If You Cant See the Computer.Then You Will Have to Go to Your Eye Doctor To Get a Check up

What is the name of the star nearest to earth and how far away is it?

The nearest star to our Earth is: The Sun , ( Sol ). At a distance of; (8 light-minutes, 19 light-seconds) or (499 ± 1 light-seconds). Then followed by Proxima Centauri at a distance of; (4.243 ± 0.002 light-years). The sun in our solar system. On average, about 93 million miles away.

How far is the nearest Brown Dwarf?

The nearest Brown Dwarf(s) - there are two of them, orbit the star Epsilon Indi at a distance of about 11.8 light years from us. See related link for more information.

Are quasars moving away from us at the speed of light since from the big bang as they are 13 point 7 light years away?

The farthest known galaxies / quasars are at a distance of over 40 billion light-years, and are moving away from us faster than the speed of light. Locally, nothing can go faster than the speed of light, and in their "own space", they don't. But in this case, it is "space itself" that is expanding. (MORE)

How far to the nearest star from earth?

our sun of course and then Proxima Centauri at 4.24 light-years away. Alpha Centauri is at 4.37 light-years, and then Barnard's star at 5.97 light-years away so proxima centuari is approximately 25,000,000,000,000.(25 trillion miles)

How far away is the nearest Gymboree store?

If you live in a large town, you most likely live within fifteen miles of a store. If not, then add the distance to the nearest town to those fifteen miles and you will have an approximate answer.

How far are quasars away from us?

Quasars can be very, very, very far away. And they are extremely bright. We've seen quasars that are 12 billion light years away from Earth (a light year is how far light travels in one year, and light travels at about 128 billion kilometers a second). Most quasars are actually big, bright galaxies (MORE)