There’s a quasar filled with water spinning close to earth!
There’s water in outer space!
Astronomers have discovered a reservoir containing 140 trillion times the amount of water in all the Earth’s oceans, making it the largest mass of water ever detected in the universe.
“The environment around this quasar is unique in that it’s producing this huge mass of water,” Matt Bradford, a Caltech visiting associate and NASA scientist said in a press release. “It’s another demonstration that water is pervasive throughout the universe, even at the very earliest times.”
Quasars are extremely luminous and compact galactic nuclei fueled by a central and supermassive black hole.

Wired U.K. offers a bit more perspective:

This quasar holds a black hole that’s 20 billion times more massive than the sun, and after gobbling down dust and gas it belches out as much energy as a thousand trillion suns. The water vapor is spread around the black hole in a gaseous region spanning hundreds of light years.

Regarding light years, the quasar’s incredible distance from Earth reveals an age when the universe itself was a youthful 1.6 billion years old. At roughly 12 billion light years away, it’s also the farthest water reservoir ever discovered.
In other quasar discovery news, another group of European scientists recently pinpointed the largest and most distant quasar in the universe, located approximately 13 billion light years from Earth.

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  1. Taught Astronomy 1 YEAR now how is a quasar spinning to EARTH did they radar check that seems like scientists open to suggestion I agree its moving this way if they really measured it but if its falling this way thats the normal process for us getting water already for any of you in Foy's class .(IT dissapates from space that exact quasar moves through space and we get what we get clouds the whole 9 yards oh I watched news we will play NFL on schedule it is done in court I wrote notes on subject are you ready for some football?

  2. Astronomers recently discovered stars and evidence of the explosion of a star is believed that these early stars hold the key to how the universe evolved, to be filled with helium and hydrogen only toward heavier elements like oxygen, carbon and iron.
    Excellent article!


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