Study captures six galaxies undergoing sudden, dramatic transitions

A team of astronomers observed six mild-mannered LINER galaxies suddenly and surprisingly transforming into ravenous quasars -- home to the brightest of all active galactic nuclei. The team's observations could help demystify the nature of both LINERs and quasars while answering some burning questions about galactic evolution. Based on their analysis, the researchers suggest they have discovered an entirely new type of black hole activity at the centers of these six LINER galaxies.

Study captures six galaxies undergoing sudden, dramatic transitions

Galaxies come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and brightnesses, ranging from humdrum ordinary galaxies to luminous active galaxies. While an ordinary galaxy is visible mainly because of the ...

Wed 18 Sep 19 from Phys.org

New type of black hole activity discovered in dramatic galaxy transformation - CNET

Astronomers are surprised by the speed of this wimpy galaxy glow-up.

Wed 18 Sep 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Six galaxies undergoing sudden, dramatic transitions

Astronomers observed six mild-mannered LINER galaxies suddenly and surprisingly transforming into ravenous quasars -- home to the brightest of all active galactic nuclei. The team's observations ...

Wed 18 Sep 19 from ScienceDaily

UMD-led study captures six galaxies undergoing sudden, dramatic transitions

A team of astronomers observed six mild-mannered LINER galaxies suddenly and surprisingly transforming into ravenous quasars -- home to the brightest of all active galactic nuclei. The team's ...

Wed 18 Sep 19 from Eurekalert

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