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Hubble captures brightest ever quasar, despite losing the best camera

Hubble captures brightest ever quasar, despite losing the best camera

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The Hubble space telescope is working without its best camera due to some technical glitch and hardware failure. Despite that, Hubble has captured the image of the brightest quasar ever seen with the brightness of about 600 trillion sums. A quasar is the extremely bright nucleus of a galaxy and its glow is created by the incredible amount of energy released by the gas falling into the black hole in its center.

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