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Artist's impression of a blazar
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- Title Artist's impression of a blazar
- Released 03/10/2007 2:51 pm
- Copyright Boston University - Cosmovision
This is an artist's impression of a blazar. A blazar is a very compact and highly variable energy source associated with a supermassive black hole. It is also characterized by a relativistic jet that is pointing in the general direction of the Earth. Blazars are among the most violent phenomena in the universe and are an important topic in extragalactic astronomy.