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Hubble Gives a Quasar House Tour

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Science  29 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5292, pp. 1468
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5292.1468b


The sharp-eyed Hubble Space Telescope has yielded clear images of the distant galaxies that host quasars. These brilliant beacons are found in everything from irregular galaxies undergoing violent collisions to seemingly quiet, regular spirals.