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This Chandra press release discusses the Chandra X-ray image of quasar 3C 273. A powerful jet of energy is seen coming from the quasar, very fast at first and slowing down rapidly, like a "cosmic traffic pile-up." The page contains images of the quasar and briefly discusses its history of discovery.
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image credit : NASA/CXC/SAO/H.Marshall et al.; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from February 1, 2011 until March 12, 2011. View the feature here!


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Keywords: active galaxy, black hole, quasar, x-ray
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(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, 2000), WWW Document, (http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/00_releases/press_110600_3c273.html).
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Chandra Observes Cosmic Traffic Pile-Up In Energetic Quasar Jet, (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, 2000), <http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/00_releases/press_110600_3c273.html>.
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Chandra Observes Cosmic Traffic Pile-Up In Energetic Quasar Jet. (2008, March 24). Retrieved December 19, 2014, from Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/00_releases/press_110600_3c273.html
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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Chandra Observes Cosmic Traffic Pile-Up In Energetic Quasar Jet. Cambridge: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, March 24, 2008. http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/00_releases/press_110600_3c273.html (accessed 19 December 2014).
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Chandra Observes Cosmic Traffic Pile-Up In Energetic Quasar Jet. Cambridge: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 2000. 24 Mar. 2008. 19 Dec. 2014 <http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/00_releases/press_110600_3c273.html>.
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