May 25 - 31, 2015 Stargazer: A Quartet Of Quasars

May 25, 2015

There are several planets to try and spot and we also learn about a new discovery at the Mauna Kea summit relating to quasars as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.

A shot of the quasar quartet, with the objects indicated in the image. The quasars are so far away that experts think their light took almost 10 billion years to become visible to earth-bound telescopes, including the Keck at Mauna Kea summit in Hawai'i County.
Credit HENNAWI & ARRIGONI-BATTAIA, MPIA