Microquasars Raise Megaquestions

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Science  05 Jan 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5501, pp. 66-68
DOI: 10.1126/science.10.1126/SCIENCE.291.5501.66

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To uncover the machinery behind galaxy-spanning quasars, astrophysicists are scrutinizing their recently discovered miniature counterparts--only to find that these so-called microquasars pose puzzles of their own. Do they really hold the key that will unlock the mysteries of jet formation in quasars? Or are the apparent similarities just a coincidence?