[Moderator note: this thread has been created by splitting out posts related to 'the quasar "in" NGC 7319', in the https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=113862".] Ah, the quasar that shines through a 'hole' in a galaxy! Those galaxies, they sure look 'solid', don't they? Who'd'a thunk that you could see right through one? Of course, the breathless prose of a PR from a marketing department aside, it's interesting, but not at all unexpected. Consider: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/stellar/scenes/object_e/maffei1_2.htm" [Broken] (for example).