3C273 Activity: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet... Feature Summary

Type:
Worth a Look
Title:
3C273 Activity: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet...
Description:
How fast is that jet in the image above moving away from the quasar? You can calculate the velocity yourself in 3C273 Activity: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet... from Chandra. You'll find that it's moving impossibly fast--faster than the speed of light. The activity explains how this appears to be true. If you want to learn more about the calculations astronomers use for large distances, be sure to check out the other activities on 3C273, too.
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February 1, 2011 - March 12, 2011