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How quasars work?

  1. Apr 11, 2013 #1
    I am really interested what are quasars and how do they work.
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  3. Apr 11, 2013 #2


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    Wikipedia can give some introduction, and there are several books about quasars.
    If you have specific questions, ask them, but "please explain how quasars work" https://www.physicsforums.com/blog.php?b=3588 [Broken].
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  4. Apr 11, 2013 #3
    Via wikipedia:


    and be sure to follow links like 'accretion disk' to read more: [There is a LOT to learn, so read slowly and think about descriptions you encounter.]

    so the energy to power such sources is believed to originate from the gravitational energy of black holes.....
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  6. Apr 16, 2013 #5
    This seems like a good way to explain quasars in a general point of view, for beginners. :) Wiki is good for general info, but if you want more in depth and complex things on quasars, then search your library or the Internet.
  7. Apr 16, 2013 #6
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