Astronomers watch six galaxies suddenly fire up into quasars

Normally things happen slowly out in space. It can take thousands, millions or even billions of years for stars and galaxies to evolve. NEW ATLAS But now astronomers have spotted an event that was thought to happen over millennia play out in a matter of months, as a usually-quiet galaxy suddenly fired up into an energetic quasar – and not just once, but in six different cases. The galaxies in question started off in a class known as low-ionization nuclear emission line region (LINER) gala...
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